The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) Program awards funds to projects to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan specialty crops, which include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).
Eligible plants must be cultivated or managed and used by people for food, medicinal purposes, and/or aesthetic gratification to be considered specialty crops. Processed products shall consist of greater than 50% of the specialty crop by weight, exclusive of added water.
For examples of eligible projects, see the following link: https://www.michigan.gov/mdard/-/media/Project/Websites/mdard/documents/business-development/grants/scbg/2023-Specialty-Crop-Block-Grant-Overview.pdf?rev=e4b6018b64ef49619fa4499099f15149&hash=E59798C27D783261496EC5072DA0BE91#page=2
For information on allowable costs, see the allowable and unallowable costs document in Supporting Documents, below.