Date: Jun 17, 2014
CDFA Now Accepting SWEEP Applications; $10M in Grants Available

As a result of California SB 103, an emergency drought relief measure, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced that it is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).  Applicants may apply for an estimated $10 million in competitive grants that can be used to for the implementation of water conservation measures that result in increased water efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.  

Applicants must access the Application Guidelines for detailed information and program requirements. To streamline and expedite the application process, CDFA is partnering with the State Water Resources Control Board, which hosts an online application using the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST). All applicants must register for a FAAST account at

Applications must be submitted electronically using FAAST by Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST. 

CDFA will hold application workshops and one webinar to provide information on program requirements and the FAAST application process (see below). There is no cost to attend the workshops or webinar. Space is limited at each workshop location. Individuals planning to attend should email with their contact information, number of seats required and workshop location. Upon confirmation of registration further details will be provided.

Modesto – June 18, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Stanislaus County Agricultural Center
Harvest Hall, Room G
3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, CA 95358
Salinas – June 19, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Monterey County Agricultural Center
1428 Abbott St.
Salinas, CA 93901
Ventura – June 25, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
County of Ventura UC Cooperative Extension
669 County Square Dr.
California Conference Rooms A & B
Ventura, CA 93003
Tulare – June 26, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
4437 S Laspina
Tulare, CA 93274
Oroville – June 30, 2014
1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Butte County Farm Bureau
2580 Feather River Blvd.
Oroville CA 95965
Webinar - July 8, 2014
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Webinar Information will be provided upon registration

Prospective applicants may contact CDFA’s Grants Office at with general program questions.

WG Staff Contact

Gail Delihant
Senior Director, CA Government Affairs

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