Deadline to Apply is Jan. 26
The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) at the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications through January 26, 2024.
SWEEP is a competitive grant program at CDFA created to incentivize farmers to install on-farm water conservation technologies that also reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
CDFA Secretary Karen Ross said, “Amid unpredictable and extreme swings in weather, water conservation remains a top priority here in California. These investments also facilitate greenhouse gas reductions as well as adaptation strategies for farmers and ranchers contending with climate change impacts.”
Grant awards of up to $200,000 are available for projects that save water and lower GHG emissions. Prior SWEEP grants have gone toward projects such as micro-irrigation systems, soil, plant or weather sensors, pump retrofits or replacements, renewable energy and more.
SWEEP Virtual Workshop Dates
December 8 at 10 a.m.
December 12 at 1 p.m.
The links for the two online informational workshops hosted by CDFA are available HERE.
SWEEP applications are due by January 26, 2024, at 5 p.m. Click HERE for the application. A list of frequently asked questions with CDFA responses is available HERE.
For further information about SWEEP, please click HERE.