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.

2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The West Virginia Department of Agriculture (WVDA) is now seeking applications for FY 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Funds will be awarded to enhance the production, processing, and consumption of specialty crops in West Virginia.

Subgrantee Application

Application Instruction Manual
Appendix A SCBG -Self-Assessment
Appendix B SCBG - Application Cover Sheet
Appendix C SCBG - General Terms and Conditions

Business Development

Grant Opportunities