Specialty Crop Block Grant

CDA is soliciting proposals for the Fiscal Year 2017 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. New this year is a two-step proposal process, detailed in the instructions below.

  • Instructions for submitting a Concept Proposal to the Colorado Department of Agriculture
  • CDA can award up to approximately $500,000 to projects solely enhancing the competitiveness of Colorado specialty crops.
  • Colorado will administer a two-stage application process.
  • Complete a Concept Proposal
  • All Concept Proposals will be reviewed competitively by a Review Panel using the Technical Evaluation Criteria Score Sheet.
  • Grant funds cannot be expended before February 1, 2018, or after November 1, 2019.
  • All completed Concept Proposals must be saved as a Microsoft Word .docx file type extension and sent electronically to glenda.mostek@state.co.us by March 1, 2017. 

Additional Resources

Allowable/Unallowable Costs

2016 USDA Request for Applications

USDA Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (Administered by the Agricultural Marketing Service to individual state departments of agriculture.)

2012 Colorado Specialty Crop Block Grant Final Report

2013 Colorado Specialty Crop Block Grant Final Report

Specialty Crop Final Performance Reports

Colorado Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Brochure


Glenda Mostek
Marketing Specialist
Colorado Department of Agriculture
305 Interlocken Parkway
Broomfield, CO 80021
(303) 869-9173


Page updated 1/10/17