Utah Department of Agriculture and Food

Specialty Crop Grant Applications Sought

 


Up to $275,000 Available
 
May 5th Deadline


(Salt Lake City) The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) is seeking grant proposals for projects designed to increase production and availability of fruits and vegetables, and other specialty crops in Utah. Grant proposals for a portion of the $275,000 available are due by May 5, 2017.  Email completed applications to Andy Pierucci at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Access the application here.

The federally funded Specialty Crop Block Grant program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crop producers in areas such as marketing, promotion, education, research, trade, and increasing child and adult nutrition knowledge and consumption of specialty crops. Specialty Crops are defined as fruits and vegetables, dried fruits, horticulture and nursery crops (including floriculture). A complete list of specialty crops is posted here.
     
Individual producers, producer groups, organizations, and associations, as well as state and local organizations, academia and other specialty crops stakeholders are eligible to apply. Each project must demonstrate measurable benefits for the specialty crop industry and must assist more than just a single producer, organization or company.

For any questions regarding the application process contact Andy Pierucci at 801-538-4913 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Contact: Larry Lewis (801 538-7104
Jack Wilbur (801) 538-7098
Andy Pierucci (801) 538-4913

 

 

 

 

 

posted: February 22, 2017