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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

The Montana Department of Agriculture is pleased to present the Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG). The purpose of this program is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Montana. For purposes of the program, specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, peas and lentils, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).


Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

2021 Funding Opportunity - Application Materials

SCBG Request for Proposals Manual - Read this first

Required Application Forms

Other Reference Items

Submitting a Grant Proposal

All applications must be submitted through funding.mt.gov The instructions below outline the basic procedures of operating the Webgrants system.

Technical Assistance

Specialty Crop Technical Assistance
Time: Jan 19, 2021 01:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/97920577698
Meeting ID: 979 2057 7698
Dial by Telephone
+1 646 558 8656 or +1 406 444 9999
Meeting ID: 979 2057 7698
Find your local number: https://mt-gov.zoom.us/u/abySVe92Fh

Specialty Crop Technical Assistance #2
Time: Feb 11, 2021 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
https://mt-gov.zoom.us/j/95885509666
Meeting ID: 958 8550 9666
Dial by Telephone
+1 646 558 8656 or +1 406 444 9999
Meeting ID: 958 8550 9666
Find your local number: https://mt-gov.zoom.us/u/aIoEzWOY
 

SCBG Frequently Asked Questions (Updated 12/17/19)


Contact

Specialty Crop
Block Grant Program (SCBG)

Phone : (406) 444-5424
E-mail : SCBG@mt.gov
Fax : (406) 444-9442
302 N Roberts
Helena, MT 59601


Upcoming Deadlines and Events

2019 Special Funding Opportunity Applications will be considered on a rolling basis beginning October 15, 2019 until all funds are awarded. Applications received after October 15 will be considered in the order of their receipt. Refer to the SCBG homepage for application details.


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SCBG News

Made in Montana Exhibitor Registration Opens May 19th

Made in Montana Tradeshow will take place in Helena September 10 - 11, 2021

Made in Montana Exhibitor Registration Opens May 19th

The Made in Montana Tradeshow for food and gifts will take place in Helena at the Lewis and Clark County Fairgrounds on September 10 - 11th, 2021--all Grown in Montana members are encouraged to apply!

On Friday, September 10th, exhibitors will have the opportuntity to connect with wholesale buyers. Saturday, September 11th, the public is invited to attend and exhibitors will sell directly to consumers at retail prices. 

Exhibitor registration opens up on May 19th. Click here to learn more and apply to participate as an exhibitor. 

USDA Announces Funding Available to Organizations to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers under Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative

FSA Accepting CFAP2 Applications Beginning April 5, 2021

USDA Announces Funding Available to Organizations to Assist Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers under Pandemic Assistance for Producers Initiative

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and to put greater emphasis on outreach to small and socially disadvantaged producers impacted by the pandemic. Today also marks the reopening of FSA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 (CFAP 2) signup as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Farmers and ranchers will have at least 60 days to apply or make modifications to existing CFAP 2 applications

The cooperative agreements will support participation in programs offered by FSA, including those that are part of USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Interested organizations must submit proposals by May 5, 2021.

Click here to read the full news release.

Governor Gianforte Proclaims March 22 - 26 Montana Agriculture Week!

Montana Agriculture Week: March 22 - 26, 2021

Governor Gianforte Proclaims March 22 - 26 Montana Agriculture Week!

Governor Greg Gianforte has proclaimed March 22 - 26, 20201 Montana Agriculture Week!

Click here to view the full proclamation.

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