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Oklahoma Specialty Crop Block Grant

Oklahoma Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

  • ODAFF administers funding received from the USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) each year. The amount of funding received by ODAFF is based on specialty crop acreage and production value on an annual basis. Projects must enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets and must provide a benefit to more than just the applicant. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, culinary herbs, tree nuts, Christmas trees, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. Projects will be evaluated on how well they enhance the competitiveness of Oklahoma’s specialty crops, soundness or plan, measurable outcomes and return on investment. Projects may include but are not limited to:

    • Pest and disease control

    • Enhancing food safety

    • Developing new and improved seed varieties

    • Increasing consumption of specialty crops

    • Market development

    • Developing good agricultural handling and manufacturing practices

  • Eligibility

    • Government agencies – local, state and federal

    • Non-profit organizations

    • For-profit organizations

    • Colleges and universities



  • Government agencies – local, state and tribal

  • Individual producers

  • Producer associations

  • Community based organizations

  • Specialty crop processors

  • Colleges and universities

Application Instructions

  1. Proposals must be typed, single spaced in 12 pt font. 

  2. Application packets should not exceed 15 pages in length. This does NOT include the Grant Application Cover sheet or signature page. 

  3. Research proposals will not be eligible for H.R. 133 funding.

  4. An electronic version of the application must be emailed as a Word document to

  5. Minimum of three (3) letters of support must accompany each application. Letters will not count against maximum page length.

  6. Each page must be numbered

Updated March 22, 2024

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