SpEcialTY crop multi-State
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP) is a federal grant program offered by USDA's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). The SCMP competitively funds projects to
solely enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops through collaborative,
multi-state projects that address regional or national level specialty crop
issues, including food safety, plant pests and disease, research, crop- specific
projects addressing common issues, and marketing and promotion.
FUNDING AND DURATION
Created by the 2014 Farm Bill, the SCMP will award approximately $7
million to projects that help develop solutions to problems affecting the
specialty crop industry across state boundaries. Grant amounts range from
$250,000 to $1 million and the maximum grant duration is three years.
Applicants must select a project start date that falls within the 2018 calendar
year. The end date will be three years from the determined start date. All proposals
submitted must allocate two percent of the eight percent indirect costs for
Pennsylvania (six percent indirect costs for grantee and multi-state partner
and two percent for Pennsylvania for a total indirect cost of eight percent).
ELIGIBILITY AND EXCLUSIONS
producer associations and groups, other state agencies, Tribal government
entities, universities, nonprofits, and other stakeholder groups and
organizations are eligible to apply. Proposals must include partners (referred
to as "multi-state partners") located in two different states to
qualify for the program.
funds will not be awarded for projects that directly benefit or provide a
profit to a single organization, institution or individual.
HOW TO APPLY
deadline to submit SCMP applications to Pennsylvania is 5:00 p.m. Eastern time on September 25, 2017. Proposals must be
submitted electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. The required format is a single-spaced, Times
New Roman, 11 point font with 1 inch margins. Pages must
be numbered in the right-hand bottom corner. The application must be submitted
in Word (.doc, .docx). Handwritten applications will not be accepted.