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 The Application for the 2023 – 2024 round of CDFA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) Direct-to-Producer Solicitation Period is currently PAUSED until further notice due to statewide budget uncertainties. Sign up for email notifications from CDFA to get the latest information.

What is SWEEP?

The State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to agricultural operations that choose to update irrigations systems to conserve water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The program is administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

SWEEP launched in 2014 and has awarded $80.5 million in grants, funding 828 total projects to date. CDFA estimates that the annual water savings garnered through SWEEP equals 35 billion gallons, or about 70,000 Olympic swimming pools. Additionally, the program is estimated to have reduced carbon dioxide emissions by 80,077 metric tons per year.

Discover Frequently Asked Questions by clicking here.

What types of projects are funded?

Common projects include soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.

You can find a more complete list of eligible projects by clicking here or check out the CDFA YouTube Channel for additional insight.

Need Help applying?

Mendocino County RCD is a Technical Assistance Provider for CDFA SWEEP. MCRCD staff members can provide help with project design, navigating the application process, and answering any questions.

For more information contact:

Seth Myrick | Seth.Myrick@MCRCD.org | (707) 462-3664 ext. 110

Meagan Hynes | m.hynes@mcrcd.org | (707) 462-3664 ext. 106

Linda MacElwee | Linda.MacElwee@MCRCD.org | (707) 895-3230

More Resources

2023-24 SWEEP Solicitation Period

2021 SWEEP Solicitation Period

2019 SWEEP Solicitation Period

2018 SWEEP Solicitation Period