Applications due for specialty crop program

Staff writer

The Ohio Department of Agriculture is accepting grant applications for the 2020 USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program.
Funds from the grant are awarded to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops, such as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, horticulture and nursery crops.
The application deadline for the grants is April 30 at 5 p.m.
Grants will range from a minimum of $25,000 to a maximum of $150,000, and should focus on improving marketing, training, food safety, pest control and plant health for specialty crops.
Proposed projects must identify at least one expected measurable outcome that specifically demonstrates the project’s impact on enhancing the competitiveness of eligible specialty crops.
Applications are open to producer groups, trade associations, nonprofits, colleges and universities. All applicants must be able to provide a minimum match of 25 percent of the requested grant amount.
Projects that have a focus on the benefit to a commercial product, or provide a profit to a single organization, institution or individual will not be considered.
For more information on the 2020 program, available forms, or a copy of the request for proposal, visit the Ohio Department of Agriculture’s website:


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