CDFA Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SFS)
Date: September 25, 2017
Time: All Day
Contact: Vanity Campbell
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-AMS-TM-SCMP-G-17-0005
Funding Organization's Deadline: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 1:00 PM PST
Discipline/Subject Area: Specialty crops
ANR Priority Area(s): SFS
Funding Available($): 1,000,000
Description: The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) is a federal grant program offered by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The SCMP competitively funds projects to solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through 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 are defined as fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). For a comprehensive list of eligible and ineligible commodities, visit http://www.ams.usda.gov/services/grants/scbgp/specialty-crop.
Grant funds will not be awarded for projects that directly benefit or provide a profit to a single organization, institution or individual. SCMP applications must bring together a multi-state organizational team to develop solutions for practical problems that cross State boundaries and address the needs of specialty crop growers. Projects should also lead to measurable benefits for specialty crop growers, encourage partnerships among specialty crop organizations, and reduce duplication of effort among participating organizations. A SCMP project:
(1) Addresses one or more regional or national (multiple-State) issues;
(2) Defines the geographic target area of impact of the project such as the specific States or foreign markets;
(3) Defines the specific specialty crops that are the focus of the project; and
(4) Involves at least two partners located in different States.
AMS encourages proposals that will:
- Improve producer and facility capacity to comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).
- Develop adaptation and mitigation strategies for farmers in drought-stricken regions of the country.
- Increase opportunities for new and beginning farmers.
- Develop strong local and regional food systems.
- Protect pollinator habitats and improve pollinator health.
- Support the growth of organic specialty crops.
- Benefit underserved communities and veterans.
- Involve contributions to the project by partners of cash and/or in-kind resources as appropriate.
The SCMP project duration is three years.
For information about the 2017 SCMP attend the CDFA webinar on Thursday, September 7, 2017 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. PDT.
- To register, email email@example.com with your name and contact information. Further details will be provided with confirmation of registration.
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