Application Period Open for Specialty Crop Multi-State Grant Program
Release Date: July 26,
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Rick Hummell, 608-224-5041, email@example.com
or Bill Cosh, Communications Director, 608-224-5020, firstname.lastname@example.org
MADISON – The Wisconsin
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection is accepting
proposals for the 2017 Specialty Crop Multi-State Program.
A federal grant program offered by USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the purpose
of the SCMP is to competitively award funds to projects that enhance the
competitiveness of specialty crops by funding collaborative, multi-state
projects that address regional or national level specialty crop issues,
including food safety, plant pests and disease, research; crop-specific
projects addressing common issues; and marketing and promotion.
Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried
fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Review the 2017SCMP Request for Applications for
detailed application instructions.
Grant awards will range from $250,000 to $1 million per project
and projects may last for up to three years. Specialty crop producer associations
and groups, state government agencies, Tribal government entities,
universities, nonprofits, and other stakeholder organizations are all eligible
to apply. All SCMP proposals must include at least two partners (referred to as
"multi-state partners") with substantive involvement in the project,
and the multi-state partners must be located in two different states to qualify
for the program.
The deadline to submit SCMP proposals to Wisconsin is 4:00 p.m.
CST on September 25, 2017. Proposals must be
submitted electronically to email@example.com. Questions
regarding the SCMP should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about the Specialty Crop program is available
on DATCP’s website at https://datcp-auth-prod.wi.gov/Pages/Growing_WI/SpecialtyCrops.aspx