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Grants for agriculture, conservation, or rural development are designed to accomplish specific objectives. Grant requirements for agriculture generally are for existing farm operations. For purchasing a farm or for operational expenses, loans are available.

Prospective grant applicants and grant recipients are advised that the Department of Agriculture does and will continue to adhere to the requirements contained in Circular 07-05-OMB, Grant Agreements - Agency Contracts.

All Grant applicants and recipients are directed to review the Circular in its entirety so they are able to comply with all Grantee responsibilities and requirements.

Information for the USDA Specialty Crop Multi-State Program (SCMP)

Specialty Crop Multi-State Program Grants Letter

SCMP Overview

SCMP Application Instructions

SCMP Project Narrative

SCMP Budget Narrative

SCMP Outcome Measures

SCMP Application Checklist