November 14, 2023

The CDFA Opens 2024 Fertilizer Research and Education Program Grant Cycle

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has announced the opening of the 2024 Grant Cycle for its Fertilizer Research and Education Program (FREP).

To qualify for the grant, proposals should address how the funds will be used for “outreach, education, demonstration, and research projects related to the environmentally safe and agronomically sound use and handling of fertilizing materials.” The CDFA also clarifies that grant funding is for $75,000 per year for up to three years, and it is available for “outreach, education, demonstration, and/or research projects addressing funding priorities. Proposals may originate from outside of California, but all project work must be relevant to California agriculture. FREP does not support proprietary product development, testing or promotions.”

For more information, the CDFA is hosting an application workshop via Zoom on November 20, 2023, from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. PDT. Register for the FREP Grant Application Workshop here.

To submit a pre-proposal, visit the CDFA website here.