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 North Dakota 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 2019 Specialty Crop Block Grant program is now OPEN.

 

Application Process is closed.

December 4, 2019 - January 8, 2020, 4 p.m. CDT

  1. Review the 2020 Request for Applications

  2. Complete the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Project Profile

  3. Complete the 2020 Specialty Crop Block Grant Cover Sheet

  4. Email the completed Project Profile and Cover Sheet (along with any letters of support) to scbg@nd.gov by due date

 

Projects will not be notified of submission to USDA till May 2020 and approval from USDA till September 2020.

 

Timelines/Deadlines Description
December 4, 2019 Open Request for Applications
January 8, 2020 by 4:00 pm CDT Application Deadline
March 2020 Review Panel Meets
May 2020 NDDA Notifies Applicants of ND Awards
May 2020 State plan submitted to USDA
October 1, 2020 Anticipated project start date
September 30, 2022 Projects conclude no later than

For more information on this program, contact the specialty crop block grant program administrator at 701-328-2191.

 

Information For Current SCBG Recipients:

Please note that all reports are specific to each grant. For example, if you received a FY2015 SCBG, you need to use the FY2015 report format or template.

 

 

FY2019   AM190100XXXXG028

October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2021

Narrative Reporting Period:

Report

Reporting Period

Report Due on or Before

Biannual

October 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

April 30, 2020

Annual

October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2020

October 31, 2020

Biannual

October 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021

April 30, 2021

Final

October 1, 2019 - September 30, 2021

October 31, 2021

Reimbursement Period:

Quarterly Reimbursement Reporting Period

Reimbursement Due on or Before

October 1 - December 31, 2019

January 15, 2020

January 1 - March 31, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 1 - June 30, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 1 - September 30, 2020

October 15, 2020

October 1 - December 31, 2020

January 15, 2021

January 1 - March 31, 2021

April 15, 2021

April 1 - June 30, 2021

July 15, 2021

July 1 - September 30, 2021

October 15, 2021

 

FY2018   AM180100XXXXG018

October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2020

Narrative Reporting Period:

Report

Reporting Period

Report Due on or Before

Biannual

October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

April 30, 2019

Annual

October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2019

October 31, 2019

Biannual

October 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

April 30, 2020

Final

October 1, 2018 - September 30, 2020

October 31, 2020

Reimbursement Period:

Quarterly Reimbursement Reporting Period

Reimbursement Due on or Before

October 1 - December 31, 2018

January 15, 2019

January 1 - March 31, 2019

April 15, 2019

April 1 - June 30, 2019

July 15, 2019

July 1 - September 30, 2019

October 15, 2019

October 1 - December 31, 2019

January 15, 2020

January 1 - March 31, 2020

April 15, 2020

April 1 - June 30, 2020

July 15, 2020

July 1 - September 30, 2020

October 15, 2020

 

FY2017   AM170100XXXXG005

October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019

Narrative Reporting Period:

Report

Reporting Period

Report Due on or Before

Biannual

October 1, 2017 - March 31, 2018

April 30, 2018

Annual

October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2018

October 31, 2018

Biannual

October 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

April 30, 2019

Final

October 1, 2017 - September 30, 2019

October 31, 2019

Reimbursement Period:

Quarterly Reimbursement Reporting Period

Reimbursement Due on or Before

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

October 1 - December 31, 2018

January 15, 2019

January 1 - March 31, 2019

April 15, 2019

April 1 - June 30, 2019

July 15, 2019

July 1 - September 30, 2019

October 15, 2019