Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Updated:11/2021

Applications that were received by TDA before close of business (5:00 p.m. CT) on Thursday, February 11, 2021 have been selected. The next application period will open in December 2021/January 2022.

The sole purpose of the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops. TDA encourages organizations to develop projects to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops pertaining to the following issues affecting the industry:

  • Food Safety
  • Marketing
  • Nutrition
  • Plant Health
  • Value Added/Industry Development

Specialty crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, tree nuts, horticulture, nursery crops (including floriculture). See lists of eligible and ineligible crops from the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) website.

Proposals for grant funds should describe how the project potentially impacts and produces measurable outcomes for the specialty crop industry and/or the public rather than a single organization, institution, or individual.


Responses will be accepted from Texas state agencies, universities, institutions, and producer, industry, or community-based organizations involved with, or that promote specialty crops.

  • Grant applications must demonstrate that they will enhance the competitiveness of a Texas specialty crop industry.
  • Grant funds may only be used for activities benefiting specialty crops.
  • Grant funds must benefit more than one individual, institution or organization.

Grant funds will not be awarded for projects that solely benefit a particular commercial product or provide a profit to a single organization, institution or individual.  


Contact Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

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Contact Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

1700 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX  78701
Phone: (512) 463-6695
Cell Phone: (512) 463-6616

Service Area

Statewide Program in:
  • Texas