The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is currently accepting applications for the 2024 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program for the remainder of the month.

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig made the announcement at the beginning of February. A press release states that the Block Grant Program is designed to support projects that enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops grown in Iowa by increasing demand, yields or awareness, administered by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).
The grant proposals are due by March 1st before 4pm. The Department is gathering a review committee to help evaluate submitted grant proposals. Visit to learn more about the Block Grant Program.