Funds awarded through this competitive grant process will be distributed to several eligible entities and throughout the state to assist farmers and ranchers in applying to HSP and SWEEP and provide continued assistance during project implementation. Eligible grant entities include Resource Conservation Districts, University of California Cooperative Extension, and non-profit organizations with demonstrated technical expertise.
Eligible organizations may request up to $60,000 for each Climate Smart Agriculture program. The total allocation for this Technical Assistance grant solicitation is not known at this time and is dependent on the funds allocated to the HSP and SWEEP programs in the State budget. A minimum of five percent of HSP and SWEEP funding is made available for the Technical Assistance Program.
A description of the Technical Assistance Program and links to the application materials can be found at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/technical/index.html.
Applications are due March 22, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT. Late applications will not be accepted.
CDFA will hold two online workshops to provide information on the requirements and the application process for this solicitation:
March 1, 2021: 1:00 – 2:30 p.m.
Webinar ID – 913-507-611
March 4, 2021: 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Webinar ID – 868-877-075