Find Nonprofit and Small Business Grants

Advance Search

Only Available for Paid Subscribers
Clear Filters
Search Filters
Grants to North Dakota Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies,
and IHEs to Improve the Market for Specialty Crops

Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP)

Agency Type:


Funding Source:

Add to My Calendar 

North Dakota Department of Agriculture (NDDA)

Deadline Date:

01/19/22 4:00 PM CST Receipt


Request a Grant Writer

Grants to North Dakota nonprofit organizations, for-profits, government agencies, and IHEs to improve the market for specialty agricultural crops produced within the state. Specialty crops are defined as vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, nursery crops (including floriculture), tree nuts, and horticulture. Funding is intended to support areas such as research, food safety, educational outreach, the development of new seed varieties, and disease and pest control.

To be eligible for a grant, the project(s) must "solely enhance the competitiveness of U.S. or U.S. territory grown specialty crops in either domestic or foreign markets." Projects must also benefit more than one commercial product (e.g., ABC Company brand), organization, or individual.

Examples of enhancing the competitiveness of specialty crops include, but are not limited to: research, promotion, marketing, nutrition, trade enhancement, food safety, food security, plant health programs, education, "buy local" programs, increased consumption, increased innovation, improved efficiency and reduced costs of distribution systems, environmental concerns and conservation, product development, and developing cooperatives.

The purpose of this program is to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in North Dakota pertaining to the following issues affecting the specialty crop industry:

  • Enhancing food safety
  • Improving the capacity of all entities in the specialty crop distribution chain to comply with the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act, for example, by developing “Good Agricultural Practices,” “Good Handling Practices,” “Good Manufacturing Practices,” and in cost-share arrangements for funding audits of such systems for small farmers, packers and processors
  • Investing in specialty crop research, including research to focus on conservation and environmental outcomes
  • Developing new and improved seed varieties and specialty crops
  • Pest and disease control
  • Increasing child and adult nutrition knowledge and consumption of specialty crops
  • Improving efficiency and reducing costs of distribution systems
  • Sustainability

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180502

Term of Contract:

- October 1, 2022: Anticipated Project Start Date
- September 30, 2024: Projects Conclude no Later Than

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following organizations can submit projects that aim to enhance the production and competitiveness of North Dakota’s specialty crop industries:
- Non-profit organizations
- Government entities
- For-profit organizations
- Industry trade associations
- Producer groups
- Commodity commissions
- Public and private colleges/universities
- Individuals (must partner with an above group)

- Grant funds will not be awarded for projects that directly benefit or provide profit only to a single organization, institution, or individual
- Funds may not be used to purchase fixed assets or personal property
- Expenditures incurred prior to grant award may not be included in the grant request or eligible for reimbursement
- Administration or indirect costs (defined as expenses incurred in controlling or directing an organization, but not directly identifiable with financing, marketing, or production operations) cannot be paid for with these grant funds

Grant funds will not be awarded to projects that solely benefit a specific commercial product. It will not benefit products that provide a profit to a single organization, institution, or individual.

For unallowable costs, see the following link:

Pre-Application Information:

- December 8, 2021: Open Request for Applications
- January 19, 2022 by 4:00 pm CST: Application Deadline
- March 2022: Review Panel Meets
- May 2022: NDDA Notifies Applicants of ND Awards
- May 2022: State Plan Submitted to USDA

Grants are paid on a reimbursement basis.

What is the SCBG Program:

Purpose and Eligibility:

How to Apply:

Recipient Resources:


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Email the completed Project Profile and Cover Sheet (along with any letters of support) to by due date.

Deanna Gierszewski
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Administrator
Fax: 701-328-4567

North Dakota Department of Agriculture
600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 602
Bismarck, ND 58505

CFDA Number:


URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota

Suggested Grants:

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Address the Climate Crisis and Reduce Inequality

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to reduce social inequality and promote solutions to the climate crisis. Eligible programs will address the areas of racial and economic justice, corporate and political accountability; voice, creativity, and culture; and an inclusi

GrantWatch ID#: 123756

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofit Charitable Organizations to Impact Public Policy in a Var...

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada nonprofit charitable organizations to impact public policy in a variety of national and international issues. In previous years, grants have been awarded for general operations and project support to think tanks, national councils, judicial orga

GrantWatch ID#: 125864

Grants to USA Nonprofits to Protect Natural Resources

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations to protect natural resources on land and water in locations around the world. Funding is intended to ensure that activities to acquire metals, gemstones, and corals for design use do not have an adverse impact on the area of origin.

GrantWatch ID#: 126162

Grants to USA and Canada Medical Residents to Improve the Health and Well-Being of Children

Deadline 01/24/22

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA and Canada medical residents for projects to improve children's health and well-being. Funding is intended to meet the health needs of children with a broad-based community approach. Projects must be led by a pediatrician or pediatric resid

GrantWatch ID#: 129263

Grants to USA and Canada Nonprofits for Projects to Protect Wildlife and Natural Habitats

Deadline 05/01/22

Grants of up to $3,000 to USA and Canada nonprofit organizations for projects to protect wildlife and natural habitats. Funding is intended for campaigns to save specific species and ecosystems. Eligible activities include public policy work, litigation, advocacy, and d

GrantWatch ID#: 129644

Grants to USA Nonprofits in Multiple States for Economic Development and Job Training

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA nonprofit organizations in multiple states to address the needs of residents in eligible counties, with priority given to low- to moderate-income populations. Applicants in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska,

GrantWatch ID#: 130602

Grants to USA and Canada Low-Income Individuals and Families for Financial Assistance

Deadline Ongoing

Grants to USA and Canada individuals and families with low-income for financial assistance. Types of assistance include financial support to offset emergency expenses or to cover the cost of regular monthly bills. Funding is intended for workers and households that are

GrantWatch ID#: 131400

Grants to USA Health Care Providers in Rural Areas to Improve Quality of Services

Deadline 03/21/22 Conference Date: 01/26/22

Grants to USA and territories nonprofit and public health care providers, hospitals, and health clinics in rural areas to improve the quality of health services. Applicants must submit their intent to apply prior to applying and are advised that required registrations m

GrantWatch ID#: 131634

Grant to a USA Graduate Student for Research Addressing Child Psychology

Deadline 06/15/22

Grant of $8,000 to a USA graduate student for research addressing child psychology. Funding is intended to support innovative and impactful projects that study the relationship between self-identity and scholastic achievement, primarily for children in kindergarten thro

GrantWatch ID#: 132694

Grants to USA Nonprofits for Medical Procedures to Benefit Rescue Animals

Deadline Ongoing

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA nonprofit organizations for medical procedures to benefit rescue animals and place them for adoption. Funding is intended for procedures that will benefit animals who have suffered abuse or neglect. The purpose of the program is to allow an

GrantWatch ID#: 132697