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Specialty Crop Block Grant Program

Under the 2008 Farm bill, the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) receives grant funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to enhance the competitiveness of Utah’s specialty crops (fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops).

In order to seek out program enhancing projects, UDAF conducts an annual competitive application process to award grant funds to eligible and top-scoring candidates. Click here for a complete list of specialty crops.

UDAF Seeks Proposals for Specialty Crop Grants  (Now Closed – New applications will be accepted in January 2021)

Specialty crops include fruits, vegetables, culinary herbs and spices, medicinal herbs, tree nuts, horticulture (including honey, hops, maple syrup, tea leaves, and turfgrass), and nursery and greenhouse crops (including floriculture).  Learn more here.

Find more information at or contact Miriam Anderson at