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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Get funding for marketing, promotion, research, food safety, and pest control of specialty crops in Louisiana

The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) is a participating state in the USDA-Agricultural Marketing Service's funded Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). LDAF accepts applications for Louisiana grant project proposals to be included in Louisiana’s annual State Plan.

Applications for the 2024 program are now being accepted.

The purpose of the SCBGP is to award funds to projects which enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty Crops are broadly defined as fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, and horticulture products, including floriculture. Lists of eligible and ineligible crops  may be found on the USDA-AMS website.

The goal of the SCBGP is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops 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 4) Addressing local, regional, and national challenges confronting specialty crop producers


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Michelle Estay, Director of Commodity Promotion and Research

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