Idaho Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The 2015 application round is now closed. Applications are typically due in late March or early April each year. Please check back February 2016 for updated information on 2016 applications.

Specialty crop funding is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture and are allocated to the state to be awarded through a competitive grant process. Projects must solely enhance the competitiveness of U.S.-grown specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets and must 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.

Funds are be available to interested local, state and federal government agencies, non-profit and for-profit organizations and universities. Projects may include, but are not limited to, pest and disease control, enhancing food safety, developing new and improved seed varieties, increasing child and adult nutrition knowledge and consumption of specialty crops, market development, or developing good agricultural, handling or manufacturing practices.

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 the complete set of application documents.

2015 Specialty Crop Grants
Specialty Crop Grant Fact Sheet
2015 Application Guidelines
Application Coversheet (Exhibit A)
Line Item Budget Form (Exhibit B)
Application FAQs
Example Applications
Application Checklist
Application Process Webinar Presentation
Request a D-U-N-S Number

Previously Funded Projects
2015 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:
Eric Boyington 208-332-8537
or e mail