California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
12/16/19 5:00 PM
Grants to California farmers, ranchers, and recognized Native American Indian Tribes for the implementation of agricultural irrigation systems that save water and reduce greenhouse gases. Eligible projects include drip systems, soil moisture monitoring, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives, switching to low-pressure irrigation systems, and the installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.
Priority will be given to projects that benefit severely disadvantaged communities and projects by socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. For more information, click here: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/sweep/docs/2019_SWEEP_RGA.pdf#page=4
Eligible Project types:
For more information on project types, click here: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/sweep/docs/2019_SWEEP_RGA.pdf#page=7
Examples of allowable costs include:
For more information on eligible costs, click here: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/sweep/docs/2019_SWEEP_RGA.pdf#page=12
GrantWatch ID#: 148507
The maximum grant award is $100,000 per agricultural operation, which is determined by the operation’s legal business name and associated tax identification number.
The maximum project duration is eighteen months. Projects can have a duration of less than eighteen months but cannot exceed this timeframe. Project activities cannot be conducted before June 15, 2020 or after December 15, 2021.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.