The NCDA&CS administers annual grant funding received from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program aims to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in the marketplace. Through a competitive process the department accepts grant requests from nonprofit organizations, commodity associations, state and local government agencies, colleges and universities. Individuals and businesses (including farms) are not eligible to apply for the Specialty Crop Block Grant.
Projects must involve fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, culinary herbs and spices, medicinal plants, nursery, floriculture or horticulture crops. Click here for a full list of eligible crops.