CDFA Climate Smart Agriculture

The CDFA Climate Smart Agriculture Programs are currently not accepting applications. Applications for the 2023 – 2024 rounds of CDFA State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) and Healthy Soils Program (HSP) are expected to open in the Fall of 2023/Winter of 2024. Any updates will be posted to this page as they become available.

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The Healthy Soils Program

The Healthy Soils Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement or demonstrate conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health. GHGs benefits are estimated using quantification methodology and tools developed by California Air Resources Board (CARB), USDA-NRCS and CDFA and soil health improvement will be assessed by measuring soil organic matter content.

The State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components include (among others) 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.

For more information from Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, contact:
Seth Myrick | | (707) 462-3664 ext. 110

Linda MacElwee | | (707) 895-3230

Meagan Hynes | | (707) 462-3664 ext. 106