North Dakota Department of Agriculture - Specialty Crop Block Grant
North Dakota Department of Agriculture
Attention: Deanna Gierszewski
600 E Boulevard Ave Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505-0020
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The North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA) will begin accepting applications for Specialty Crop Grants on December 6.
Projects that promote the production, processing and use of specialty crops in the North Dakota are eligible. Non-profit and for-profit organizations; local, state, and federal government entities, including tribal governments; and public or private colleges and universities are eligible to apply. There is no limit on the number of proposals applicants may submit; however, each proposal should be for a wholly unique project.
Eligible applications include developing new and improved seed varieties, reducing distribution costs, investing in specialty crop research, enhancing food safety, pest and disease control and development of local and regional food systems. Projects that directly benefit specific, commercial products or profit a single organization, institution or individual are not eligible.
Specialty crops grown commercially in North Dakota include dry beans, dry peas, lentils, potatoes, confection sunflowers, grapes, honey and various vegetables.
Projects funded by the grant must be completed within 24 months.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 11/2/2023
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