Applications for the H.R. 133 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program have reopened.  The new deadline for submitting all application materials is Sunday, July 31st.  The USDA and AMS has allocated funds to the states via H.R. 133 Stimulus Funding.

The Idaho State Department of Agriculture will award over $2 million in competitive grants.  Priority will be given to projects that respond to COVID-19 impacts.

Specialty crops are defined to include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, nursery crops including floriculture, and honey.  These funds are somewhat different than traditional Specialty Crop Block Grants awarded annually through the Farm Bill.  Individual companies may apply for COVID related facility adjustments including such things as worker housing adaptations, personal protective equipment, and plexiglass barriers to protect employees or the public.

Visit the ISDA's Website for application materials and more information.

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