Ohio Department of Agriculture - Specialty Crop Block Grant*
8995 East Main Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
Maximum Grant Amount
The Ohio Department of Agriculture will begin accepting proposals for the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program on March 20. The program provides funding for projects to enhance the competitiveness of crops such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and nursery crops.
Grant funding is provided by the USDA Agriculture Marketing Service. All funded applicants must provide a minimum match of 25 percent of the requested grant amount.
Project proposals are sought that will advance the long-term economic viability of the state’s specialty crop industry while increasing the marketability of specialty crops. Higher rankings will be given to projects that demonstrate profit potential for growers and that could boost employment opportunities in the specialty crop industry.
Food and agricultural non-profit organizations, cooperatives, associations or commodity groups, universities and research institutions are eligible to submit specialty crop proposals.
Grant information was last reviewed by our staff on 6/25/2020
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