Department of Agriculture

Specialty Crop Block Grants

The Specialty Crop Block Program’s purpose is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Montana. For purposes of the program, specialty crops are defined as fruits, vegetables, peas and lentils, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture). Priorities of the program include: providing farmer education, supporting research, planning and supporting infrastructures, increasing consumer awareness of the value of specialty crops, and representing a geographic diversity of projects across the state.

Maximum Award Amount

No maximum; funding amount requested must be a minimum of $10,000

Cost Matching


Eligible Applicants

State and/or local organizations, government entities, producer associations, academia, community-based organizations, and other specialty crop stakeholders. Regional or multi-state projects may also be considered.

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