Note: The application period for the Specialty Crop Block Grants closed on March 24, 2022.
Wisconsin non-profit organizations, producer organizations, government agencies, universities and other agricultural groups are encouraged to apply for Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds. DATCP seeks applicants that will enhance the competitiveness of Wisconsin's specialty crop industries in domestic and foreign markets.
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program funds are to be used to benefit the entire specialty crop industry as a whole and not provide direct profit to a specific organization, institution or individual.
Specialty crops are defined in law as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. A more comprehensive list of eligible specialty crops is at: US Department of Agriculture Specialty Crop Block Program.
September 9, 2021: DATCP Accepting Applications for Second Round of 2021 Specialty Crop Block Grants
March 9, 2021: DATCP Releases Request for Proposals for Specialty Crop Block Grants
December 16, 2020: Wisconsin Specialty Crop Block Grants Awarded for 19 Projects