Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is a federal grant program administered by the Colorado Department of Agriculture to enhance the competitiveness of Colorado specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). For a list of eligible and ineligible commodities, visit the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service website.

Please email cda_scbgp@state.co.us if you would like to be notified of future SCBGP funding opportunities.

 

2021 SCBGP H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding

The application period for H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding will be from October 6, 2021 to November 15, 2021. Concept papers must be received by 5:00 p.m. on November 15.

Program Status

CLOSED

The application period for H.R. 133 SCBGP Stimulus Funding has closed. The next round of funding will open in mid-December 2021.

How to Apply

Grant Schedule

SCBGP H.R. 133 Schedule

Phase I: Concept Proposal

Release Request for Concept Proposals

October 6, 2021

Concept Proposals Due

November 15, 2021

Phase II: Grant Proposal (by invitation only)

Invitation to submit grant proposals

December, 2021

Grant proposals due to CDA

January 31, 2022

Grant proposals due to USDA-AMS for approval

February, 2022

Awards

Announce and award funding

March-April, 2022

 

Upcoming Opportunities

SCBGP 2022 Schedule

Phase I: Concept Proposal

Release Request for Concept Proposals

December 13, 2021

Concept Proposals Due

February 7, 2022

Phase II: Grant Proposal (by invitation only)

Invitation to submit grant proposals

March 2022

Grant proposals due to CDA

April 2022

Grant proposals due to USDA-AMS for approval

May 2022

Awards

Announce and award funding

Fall 2022

 

Contact Us

Colorado Department of Agriculture
Markets Division
305 Interlocken Parkway
Broomfield, CO 80021
(303) 869-9170
cda_scbgp@state.co.us

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