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.


2024 Deadline – February 23, 2024


  • 2024 SCBGP Application – Project Profile Template
    Note: The Project Profile Template PDF form will not display in your internet browser. Once opened, download the file to your computer. Open the file from your downloads folder into Adobe Acrobat. If there is a yellow bar that appears at the top of the document, you may have to click the “Enable Content” button in order to edit the document. You may not be able to save your work if you do not have the file saved to your computer first.


  • Salesforce Application Portal
    Only applications submitted through the Salesforce Applicant Portal will be accepted and included in the competitive review process.




2024 Specialty Crop Block Q&A Sessions

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
10:30 am
Join Zoom meeting here

Friday February 9, 2024
12:30 pm
Join Zoom meeting here