The Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is a USDA-funded program administered by WVDA that provides money for research projects that will benefit an industry or a group. It is not intended as a source of start-up or scale-up funding for individual farms.
The purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. Specialty crops are defined as “fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).”
Grant are on a two-year cycle in West Virginia and the maximum amount for any grant is $100,000.