Climate Smart Agriculture Program
The Healthy Soils Program incentivizes practices that promote the development of healthy soils on California's farmlands and ranchlands. On farm management practices include but are not limited to: cover cropping, no-till, reduced-till, mulching, compost application, and conservation plantings. HSP will solicit applications for the next round of funding starting the week of February 24th, 2020. The application portal will remain open until June, 2020.
The SWEEP provides grant funding to producers to improve water use efficiency and decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Funding is awarded for things such as: increasing pump efficiency, installing soil moisture sensors, converting to micro-irrigation, or the installation of variable frequency drives. The SWEEP program is not currently accepting applications. Award announcements for those who applied during the Winter of 2019 application period will be made in Spring of 2020.
Eligible practices for funding through AMMP include: pasture-based based management; solid separation or conversion from flush to scrape in conjunction with some form of drying or composting of collected manure. The AMMP is now accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. PT, March 27, 2020.
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