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Specialty Crop Block Grant

Status: ISDA is currently accepting concept proposals in anticipation of a round of funding in Spring 2024.


The Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) program helps State Departments of Agriculture enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops throughout the state of Indiana by:

  1. Leveraging efforts to market and promote specialty crops;

  2. Assisting producers with research and development relevant to specialty crops;

  3. Expanding availability and access to specialty crops; and,

  4. Addressing local, regional, and national challenges confront specialty crop producers.


Specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).”  Please refer to the list of plants on the United State Department of Agriculture website to determine eligibility: https://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/scbgp/specialty-crop.

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