The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) announced it is accepting applications for State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) grants as of February 1, 2017. According to a CDFA press release, competitive grant funding totaling approximately $3.75 million will be made available “to provide financial assistance to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water at California agricultural operations.”
Agricultural operations can apply for funding of up to $100,000 per project for irrigation projects that provide quantifiable water savings and greenhouse gas reductions.
CDFA will hold three workshops and one webinar to provide information on program requirements and the FAAST application process (see in press release below). There is no cost to attend the workshops. Individuals planning to attend should email [email protected] and include your contact information, number of seats required and the workshop location.
For more information, contact Gail Delihant at (916) 446-1435.