Cover photo for Oklahoma Specialty Crop Block Grant (H.R. 133 Funding)

Oklahoma Specialty Crop Block Grant (H.R. 133 Funding)

Oklahoma Agriculture, Food, and Forestry

Closed September 24, 2021

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Services has provided special stimulus money to allocate to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP).  Projects must enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets and are encouraged to reflect a response to the impacts being caused by COVID-19. Research projects will not be accepted for H.R. 133 funding and are encouraged to apply for the FY22 SCBGP. Specialty crops include but are not limited to fruits and vegetables, culinary herbs, tree nuts, Christmas trees, dried fruits, and horticulture and nursery crops, including floriculture. ODAFF’s intent is to fund projects that can produce the highest degree of measurable benefits to Oklahoma’s specialty crop producers in relation to each dollar spent. Projects may include but are not limited to:

  • Mitigating consumer and specialty crop producer issues caused by COVID-19

  • Food Safety Education

  • Expanded processing capacity

  • Increasing consumer education on nutrition, access and preparation of specialty crops

  • Developing or improving marketing channels for specialty crops



  • 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




September 24, 2021

Financial Instrument


Updated February 3, 2022

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