Funds Available to Growers & Ranchers for Water and Soil Projects

State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP).

SWEEP provides financial cost share for on-farm systems that increase water efficiency and reduce greenhouse gases. Upgrades such as solar arrays, variable frequency drives, conversion to microdrip and much more are eligible for funding.

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis through January 18, 2022, (or until funds are exhausted).


Healthy Soils Program (HSP) 

The California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the Healthy Soils Program (HSP).

The HSP Incentive Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) and improve soil health. Practices include
• compost application
• mulching
• cover cropping
• hedgerows

Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis through February 25, 2022 (or until funds are exhausted). Visit the HSP website for more information.


Email gjohnson@coastalrcd.org to learn more or for help with the application process.