Brittany Jeffcoat, Grants Coordinator
The South Carolina Department of Agriculture receives annual funding from the United States Department of Agriculture – Agriculture Marketing Service through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP). This funding allocation is awarded to applicants in support of the specialty crop industry in our state.
Applications will only be accepted from producer, industry, or community-based organizations involved with specialty crops. Each must include a project proposal that will clearly demonstrate that its purpose is to enhance the competitiveness of a specialty crop industry in South Carolina and use funds only for activities benefitting specialty crops (see link to definition below). Grant funds will not be awarded for projects that directly benefit or provide a profit to a single organization, institution or individual.
- 2023 SCBGP Instructions – Request for Applications
- 2023 SCBGP Application – Project Profile Template
- Financial Capability Questionnaire
- Definition of Specialty Crops
- 2023 Reviewer Scoring Rubric
Virtual information session with an opportunity for questions to be held on January 24, 2023 at 1:00 pm.
Meeting ID: 588 180 4907
Specialty Crop Block Grant Program Reporting Schedule
|Find your grant number at the top of the column, then locate the next report due.|
|October 1, 2020||None||ANNUAL REPORT||ANNUAL REPORT||FINAL REPORT*|
|December 31, 2020||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo|
|March 31, 2021||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo|
|June 30, 2021||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo|
|October 1, 2021||ANNUAL REPORT||ANNUAL REPORT||FINAL REPORT*|
|December 31, 2021||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo|
|March 31, 2022||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo|
|June 30, 2022||Quarterly Memo||Quarterly Memo|
|October 1, 2022||ANNUAL REPORT||FINAL REPORT*|
|December 30, 2022||Quarterly Memo|
|March 31, 2023||Quarterly Memo|
|June 30, 2023||Quarterly Memo|
|October 1, 2023||FINAL REPORT*|
|*Final reports may be given additional time. Refer to your reminder email sent each August.|
|Please submit all reports via email to email@example.com with your grant number in the subject line.|
Download the Reporting Schedule
Reports are considered late when submitted more than:
- 15 days past due date – Quarterly Memos
- 30 days past due date – Annual Reports
- 60 days past due date – Final Reports
Late submissions impact your risk score which is a component of the competitive review process for determining future awards.