Specialty Crop Multi-State

Incentive Type:Grant Program
Food, Research, Health And Safety
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body:Texas department of agriculture
What’s it worth?:Not mentioned

The Specialty Crop Multi-State Program is designed to increase the competition of specialty crops by addressing issues in these areas:

  • Food Safety
  • Plant pests and disease
  • Research
  • Crop-specific projects addressing common issues
  • Marketing and promotion

Project that support collaborative efforts between states to identify solutions for challenges specialty crop growers face in food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop-specific projects addressing common issues, and marketing and promotion. Eligible projects include:

  • Improvement efforts of:

– Detection
– Monitoring
– Control
– Safety hazard response efforts

  • Procedure Development in

– Good Agricultural Practices (GAP)
– Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
– Good Handling Practices (GHP)

  • Research focused on

– Water quality issues
– Biological soil issues

  • Food processing Technologies advancement
  • Improvement of national and regional traceback systems
  • Improve Food Safety Programs

Qualifying partnerships include

  • National Organization and State department of agriculture
  • Two different states state level organizations
  • Two state departments of agriculture
  • Other pre-approved partnerships

Qualifying proposals meet the following qualifications:

  • Fits into a project category
  • Meets collaboration requirements
  • Does not duplicate current projects
  • Participants do not have past performance or compliance issues
  • Adheres to the grant requirements

This program does not have any cost sharing requirements. Applications should be submitted to the SCMP. A grant package may be obtained through Grants.gov and should include:

  • Application for Federal Assistance Form SF-424
  • Application Packet

– Narrative and Budget
– Personnel Qualifications
– Letters of Commitment
– Letters of Support
– Areas Affected by the Project

All applications must be submitted electronically through Grants.gov prior to the deadline.