Specialty Crop Grants

The 2014 application round is now complete.

Please check back in January 2015 for information on the 2015 application round.

The United States Department of Agriculture has allocated Specialty Crop Block Grants to the state and ISDA has passed through over $3.5 million  competitive grants which have funded 48 projects since 2009.  These projects solely enhance the competitiveness of U.S.-grown specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets and provide a benefit to more than just the applicant.  Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture.  Projects are evaluated on how well they enhance the competitiveness of Idaho’s specialty crops, soundness and quality of the project plan, measurable outcomes, and return on investment.  The links below provide detailed information on how to apply, as well as a complete set of application documents.

2014 Specialty Crop Grants
Specialty Crop Grant Fact Sheet
2014 Application Guidelines
Application Coversheet (Exhibit A)
Line Item Budget Form (Exhibit B)
Application FAQ's
Example Applications
Application Checklist
Application Process Webinar Presentation
Request a D-U-N-S Number

Previously Funded Projects
2014 Projects
2013 Projects
2012 Projects
2011 Projects
2010 Projects
2009 Projects

Reporting Requirements and Forms

Post-Award Webinar
Travel Guidelines
Semi-Annual Progress Report Requirement
Final Report Requirement
Guidelines to Request an Extension
Guidelines to Request a Budget Revision
Guidelines to Request a Change of Scope

Please save the files onto your hard drive before editing the documents.  Open Windows Explorer and navigate to the file.

For more information contact:
Amanda Gibson 208-332-8538
or e mail amanda.gibson@agri.idaho.gov