The North Dakota Department of Agriculture administers the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant program.

Specialty crops are defined as “fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).” A more comprehensive list of eligible specialty crops is at www.ams.usda.gov/scbgp.

To be eligible for a grant, the project(s) must solely enhance the competitiveness of U.S. or U.S. territory grown specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets. Projects must also benefit more than one commercial product (e.g., ABC Company brand), organization or individual.

Examples of “solely enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops” can include: education, research, food safety, pest and plant health, marketing and promotion, and production.

To help potential applicants better understand eligibility, applicants may review projects funded previously: View previously funded projects

The 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant program is now CLOSED.

To Apply: Deadline - April 20, 2017, 4 p.m. CDT

  1. Review the 2017 Request for Applications
  2. Complete the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Project Profile
  3. Complete the 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Cover Sheet
  4. Email the completed Project Profile and Cover Sheet (along with any letters of support) to edlund@nd.gov by due date
Timelines/Deadlines Description
February 2017 Open Request for Applications
Apr. 20, 2017, by 4:00 pm CDT Application Deadline
May 2017 Review Panel Meets
June 2017 NDDA Notifies Applicants of ND Awards
June 2017 State plan submitted to USDA
October 1, 2017 Anticipated project start date
September 30, 2019 Projects conclude no later than

For more information on this program, contact Emily Edlund at 701-328-2191 or email edlund@nd.gov.

Information For Current SCBG Recipients:

Please note that all reports are specific to each grant, if you received a FY2014 SCBG, you need to use the FY2014 report format or template.

FY2016 16-SCBGP-ND-0029

October 1, 2016 to September 30, 2018

Narrative Reporting Period:

Report

Reporting Period

Report Due on or Before

Biannual

October 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

April 30, 2017

Biannual

April 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017

October 31, 2017

Annual

October 1, 2016 - November 30, 2017

December 6, 2017

Biannual

October 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

April 30, 2018

Final

October 1, 2016 - September 30, 2018

October 30, 2018

Reimbursement Period:

Quarterly Reimbursement Reporting Period

Reimbursement Due on or Before

October 1 - December 31, 2016

January 15, 2017

January 1 - March 31, 2017

April 15, 2017

April 1 - June 30, 2017

July 15, 2017

July 1 - September 30, 2017

October 15, 2017

October 1 - December 31, 2017

January 15, 2018

January 1 - March 31, 2018

April 15, 2018

April 1 - June 30, 2018

July 15, 2018

July 1 - September 30, 2018

October 15, 2018

 

FY2015 15SCBGP-ND-0026

October 1, 2015- June 30, 2017 (unless an extension was granted)

Narrative Reporting Period:

Report

Reporting Period

Report Due on or Before

Biannual

October 1, 2015 - March 31, 2016

April 30, 2016

Biannual

April 1, 2016 - September 30, 2016

October 31, 2016

Annual

October 1, 2015 - November 30, 2016

December 6, 2016

Biannual

October 1, 2016 - March 31, 2017

April 30, 2017

Final

October 1, 2015 - June 30, 2017

July 15, 2017

Reimbursement Period:

Quarterly Reimbursement Reporting Period

Reimbursement Due on or Before

October 1 - December 31, 2015

January 15, 2016

January 1 - March 31, 2016

April 15, 2016

April 1 - June 30, 2016

July 15, 2016

July 1 - September 30, 2016

October 15, 2016

October 1 - December 31, 2016

January 15, 2017

January 1 - March 31, 2017

April 15, 2017

April 1 - June 30, 2017

July 15, 2017

Annual Reports Due on or before: December 6, 2016

Final Reports Due on or before: July 15, 2017

 

FY2014 14-SCBGP-ND-0038

October 1, 2014 to June 30, 2016 (unless an extension was granted)

 

 

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Contacts

Emily Edlund

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program
701-328-2191 edlund@nd.gov