2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Request for Proposals due March 16

The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Applications are due at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018.

In order to check boxes on the form in a Word format, the document must be protected. In this format, you will not be able to paste photos or graphs into the application form. You must unprotect the document in order to do this. There is no password, just do the following:

  • Open the review tab
  • At the far right in the ribbon, click restrict editing
  • At the bottom right margin of the page, click stop protection
  • After adding in your items, be sure to enforce protection again or you won’t be able to check the boxes in other parts of the application.
  • If you have issues, just Google “stop protection in a word document” or contact me if needed.

The application must be submitted in MS Word format. Please include letters of support added in MS word at the end of the application so it is one document or include all letters of support and commitment, and any additional information in a separate PDF document so two attachments only are included in your application.

If you have any questions, please contact Juli Speck at or (608) 224-5134.