The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting proposals for the 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.

The program will award grants ranging from $50,000-$450,000 per projects that may last up to two years and six months and can be given to nonprofit and for-profit organizations; local, state, federal, and tribal government entities; and public and private colleges and universities.

According to CDFA, the program is designed to “enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops.” Including fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops.

Interested in more coverage and insights? Receive a free month of Agri-Pulse West.

The grant process will be conducted in two phases: the submission and review of concept proposals and a more detailed proposal for successful phase one applicants.

Applicants can register their applications online and can learn more about the program from CDFA.

For more news, go to