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


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September 24, 2021


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Updated February 3, 2022

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