2024 Specialty Crop Grants Open

Applications invited for 2024 specialty crop funding.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has officially opened the application window for the 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Aimed at enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops, the program seeks proposals from agricultural organizations, nonprofits, and state and local governments. Specialty crops, defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture, are vital to the agricultural economy. The USDA encourages projects that focus on research, agricultural extension activities, and programs to address the needs of America’s specialty crop industry. The application deadline is set for May 2024, with further details and submission guidelines available on the USDA website. This initiative offers a significant opportunity for stakeholders to innovate and expand the specialty crop sector’s market reach and sustainability.

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