Climate Smart Agriculture Programs
The University of California Cooperative Extension is pleased to partner with the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) to provide technical assistance in applying for the Climate Smart Agriculture Incentives Programs.
The grant opportunities currently available through the Climate Smart Agriculture Program are:
- The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) encourages farmers to install more efficient irrigation systems that decrease their water consumption as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. SWEEP will fund grants up to $100,000.
- The Healthy Soils Program (HSP) awards up to $75,000 per project for implementing of conservation agriculture techniques that decrease erosion and greenhouse gas emissions, like cover cropping, compost, crop rotation, and mulching.
- The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) awards funds - up to $750,000 - to livestock producers who decrease their methane emissions by changing the way that they manage manure.
To find a Climate Smart Agriculture Specialist in your area, click here.