State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) – Block Grant Pilot

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This Block Grant Pilot solicitation will provide funding to organizations to further disburse to agricultural operations. CDFA aims to support regional capacity building and provide opportunities for regional strategic use of SWEEP funding to address local concerns regarding water conservation and water efficiency.


In summary, awardees of the program will: 1) provide technical assistance to farmers in development and implementation of irrigation projects, 2) identify on-farm projects for financial support and disburse funds, 3) Support and verify on-farm project implementation, 4) provide reporting and invoicing.

The minimum award is $2 million, the maximum award is $5 million.

Awardees will prioritize socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers (as defined by the Farm Equity Act of 2017) for technical assistance and financial support.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs), California public universities and colleges, Tribes, Local or regional government agencies, State agricultural marketing programs, and federal marketing programs that represent California commodities

Non-profits including, but not limited to: Groundwater Sustainability Agencies, Irrigation districts, Land trusts, Non-profit industry organizations

Eligible Geographies:

Eligible entities must be located in California with a California business address.

Matching Funding Requirement:


Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
July 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
36 months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
See Notes Below
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
$2,000,000 – $5,000,000
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.

Available Funding Notes:

Up to $40 million

The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

General Fund

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Advances & Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.