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[Blank] Specialty Crop Block Grant Funds Available
Start Date: 4/23/2013 All Day
End Date: 6/1/2013
Entry Description

INDIANAPOLIS - The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is encouraging specialty crop-related agribusinesses throughout the state to take advantage of funding opportunities.

Federal funding is available under the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP), with awards available in the range of $2,000 - $50,000 for activities and practices related to the specialty crop industry. These include:

  • increasing understanding and practice of nutritious eating habits
  • improving efficiency and reducing costs of distribution systems
  • helping entities establish good agricultural, handling and manufacturing practices
  • investing in research of food safety enhancement, developing new and improved seed varieties, new pest and disease controls and sustainability
  • market promotion of qualified Indiana food & other agricultural products


Applications must be submitted via email to ISDA by June 1st, 2013. Commissions, public entities, associations, and/or nonprofit organizations that represent specialty crops in Indiana agriculture, as defined by USDA, are eligible to apply.

Applications for the program can be found on the ISDA Web site under Grants and Funding Opportunities. 

For additional information, contact Jill Pritchard at or 317-800-1700.

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Contact Information:
Name: Robert Ziegler
Phone: 317-690-3303
Entry Type:
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Entry Category:
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  • Announcements
  • Category:
  • Business & Agriculture
  • Agency Name
    Agriculture, Indiana State Department of

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