Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)

2024 Usda/Ams Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) For Georgia

 

2024 RFA Download

PRE-APPLICATION Proposal template: https://www.ams.usda.gov/sites/default/files/media/Application_ProjectProfile_Template.pdf
The Template must be opened using the lastest version of Adobe Reader

Completed Pre-Applications are DUE to Grants@agr.georgia.gov by NOON on FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2024. No exceptions/extensions.

Note that ONLY grower associations, commodity commissions, colleges, universities, local governments, and current IRS-designated non-profits (in partnership with a Georgia college or university) may submit a Concept Proposal for this grant: Individuals and businesses (including farms) are not eligible to apply for the SCBGP in Georgia.

After reading the RFA, direct any questions (in writing, no calls please) to Grants@agr.georgia.gov

About the SCBGP

The purpose of the SCBGP is to provide funding for projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Georgia. Your proposal must focus on research, education, or marketing, and it must benefit the specialty crop industry. 

Specialty crops eligible for the SCBGP are: fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, Christmas trees, turfgrass/sod, and nursery and greenhouse crops (including floriculture). See a full detailed list at the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service.

The current funding priorities for the SCBGP for Georgia are

  • increasing consumption of specialty crops in Georgia’s schools,
  • enhancing specialty crop food safety,
  • helping the industry develop improved practices,
  • increasing sales and marketability for commercially grown specialty crops, and
  • research projects.

Got a suggestion for other funding priorities? Contact us at the email below.

We aim to fund projects that benefit Georgia’s specialty crop producers. Pre-Applications will be scored based on their potential impact on Georgia’s Specialty Crop industry.

Who can apply

  • Your group MUST be based in Georgia.
  • Your group MUST fall into one of the following categories: grower associations, commodity commissions, colleges, universities, state/local governments, and IRS-designated non-profits (in partnership with a Georgia college or university).
  • Individuals and businesses (including farms) are NOT eligible to apply for the SCBGP.
  • Non-profit organizations that are applying for the first time MUST partner with a principal Investigator (PI) from a Georgia college or university, preferably from either of Georgia’s Land Grant institutions (UGA or FVSU).
  • If you have submitted the same project to GDA twice in the past and it hasn’t been funded, it cannot be submitted again. You’re welcome to submit a new project for consideration.

 


Applicant Resources

Revised Outcome Measures and Indicators

Appendix A - Unallowable and Allowable Costs (Required reading for all applicants)

Appendix B - Logic Model (Use this as a guide. It is not needed as part of your application)

Appendix C - Budget Template (Use this as a guide. It is not needed as part of your application)

Appendix D - List of Eligible Specialty Crops (Required reading for all applicants)

USDA/AMS-SCBG Website (All applicants should review this info from USDA)

 


Grantee Resources

2022-2025 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Sub-grantee Performance Report Due Dates)

2021-2024 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Sub-grantee Performance Report Due Dates)

2020-2023 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Sub-grantee Performance Report Due Dates)

2019-2022 GDA/SCBG Sub-Grantee Procedures Manual (Includes Sub-grantee Performance Report Due Dates)

Guide to Submitting SCBGP Reimbursement Requests to GDA

Form: SCBGP Project Budget Modification/Amendment Request

Form: SCBGP Drawdown/Reimbursement Request

Form: SCBGP Sample Timesheet for logging salary charged to the grant
 

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