2015 SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

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2015 SPECIALTY CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM WORKSHOPS

October 21, 2014

During the first two weeks of November, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will present four workshops and two webinars on the 2015 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) competitive solicitation process.

Workshops will feature an overview of the program, a walkthrough of how to use the online application system, a description of requirements for grant recipients, as well as helpful grant writing tips. All prospective SCBGP applicants are encouraged to participate.

There is no cost to attend the workshops or webinars; however, space is limited and CDFA requests that attendees register in advance. To reserve a seat, individuals planning to attend should email grants@cdfa.ca.gov with their contact information, number of seats required, and workshop location. Further details will be provided with confirmation of registration.

Workshops and webinars will be held on the following dates:

FRESNO COUNTY: November 4, 2014 (Tuesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
 - American Pistachio Growers, 9 River Park Place East, Suite 410, Fresno, CA 93720

SACRAMENTO COUNTY: November 5, 2014 (Wednesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
 - University of Phoenix, 2860 Gateway Oaks Drive, Sacramento, CA 95833

WEBINAR 1: November 6, 2014 (Thursday) from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm - Details will be provided upon registration.

ALAMEDA COUNTY: November 12, 2014 (Wednesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am - 
Alameda County Farm Bureau, 638 Enos Way, Alameda, CA 94551

MONTEREY COUNTY: November 13, 2014 (Thursday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Grower-Shipper Association, 512 Pajaro Street, Salinas, CA 93901

WEBINAR 2: November 14, 2014 (Friday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am - Details will be provided upon registration.

CDFA conducts an annual competitive solicitation process to award SCBGP funds to projects that solely enhance the competitiveness of California specialty crops. Specialty crops include fruits and vegetables, tree nuts, dried fruits, horticulture, and nursery crops (including floriculture).  For more information, please visit www.cdfa.ca.gov/grants.

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