CDFA Accepting Technical Assistance Grant Applications for Climate Smart Ag Programs

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is currently accepting applications from organizations that can provide technical assistance to producers applying to the state’s Climate Smart Agriculture programs.

Please note: grants will be awarded on a first-come-first-served basis.

Check out the short request for applications (RFA) and 1-page application

Eligible organizations, including non-profit groups, academic institutions and Resource Conservation Districts, can apply to assist applicants to three Climate Smart Agriculture programs:

  1. Healthy Soils Program (HSP)
  2. State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
  3. Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

CDFA will award grant funds starting at $5,000, with additional funding allocated based on the number of applicants served. Each organization can receive up to $20,000 per program (i.e. up to $60,000 for all 3 programs).

How’s that work? According to the RFA, grant recipients will receive a base payment of up to $5,000 per program to assist in preparation of outreach materials and ensure availability of appropriate staff resources. Additional payments will be made on the following basis:

  • HSP: $200 per individual assisted, or, $400 per application submitted
  • SWEEP: $200 per individual assisted, or, $400 per application submitted
  • AMMP: $400 per individual assisted, or, $1,000 per application submitted

More information about eligibility and program requirements is available in the RFA. Applications must be submitted by email to cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov no later than September 14, 2018 5:00 p.m. PT.

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