To incentive California farmers to implement irrigation systems that conserve water and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from irrigation water pumping.
Applicants may request up to $200,000 for irrigation-related on-farm improvements that will result in water savings and GHG emission reductions. Applications scoring a minimum score of 30 of 50 will be funded on a first come, first-serve basis. CDFA will reserve 25% of the funds for socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers (SDFRs) and projects that benefit priority populations by reducing criteria air pollutants from fossil fuel combustion. Additionally, $2 million will be reserved for applications that utilize the sub-surface drip irrigation to apply dairy manure effluent to field crops.
- Tribal Government
Must be a California agricultural operation. For the purposes of this program, an agricultural operation is defined as row, vineyard, field and tree crops, commercial nurseries, nursery stock production, and greenhouse operations producing food crops or flowers. Medical and recreational cannabis crops are excluded from eligibility. Academic university research institutions and state governmental organizations are not eligible for funding.
The project location must be within California.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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