Specialty Crop Block Grants

​​​​​Note: The most recent application period for DATCP's Specialty Crop Block Grants closed February 27, 2023.

Request for Proposals ​​​

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 ar​e 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.​​

​Past Announcements

December 5, 2022: DATCP Accepting Applications for Specialty Crop Block Grants through February 27

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​​