Healthy Soils Program: Demonstration Projects

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce, in coordination with the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a competitive grant process for the 2017 Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Demonstration Projects.

The HSP Demonstration Projects will provide up to $3 million in funding for on-farm
demonstration projects. The projects must showcase conservation management practices that
mitigate GHG emissions, increase soil health, and create a platform promoting widespread adoption
of conservation management practices throughout the state.

The objectives of the HSP are to build soil organic carbon and reduce atmospheric GHGs by (1)
providing financial incentives to California farmers and ranchers for agricultural management
practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric GHGs and improve soil health, (2) funding onfarm
demonstration projects that showcase conservation management practices that mitigate GHG
emissions and increase soil health, and (3) creating a platform promoting widespread adoption of
conservation management practices throughout the state.

CCI/GGRF

Funding Entity: 
Maximum Award Amount: 
$250,000.00
Application Due Date: 
09-19-2017
Implementing Sector
Implementing Sector: 
CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FOOD AND AGRICULTURE
Eligibility
Additional Eligibility Information: 
Not-for-profit entities, University Cooperative Extensions, Federal and University Experiment Stations, Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs), Federal and California Recognized Native American Indian Tribes, and, farmers and ranchers in partnership with one of the aforementioned entities are eligible to apply.
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