California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
01/18/22 5:00 PM PT
Grants to California farmers, ranchers, and recognized Native American Indian Tribes for the implementation of agricultural irrigation systems that save water and reduce greenhouse gases. Eligible projects include drip systems, soil moisture monitoring, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives, switching to low-pressure irrigation systems, and the installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.
CDFA has identified the following strategies that address water conservation and GHG emission reductions. Applicants should consider incorporating several strategies listed below to achieve both water conservation and GHG emission reductions.
1. Weather, Soil, or Plant Based Sensors for Irrigation Scheduling
2. Irrigation System Changes
Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
1. Fuel Conversion
2. Improved Energy Efficiency of Pumps and the Addition of Variable Frequency Drives
3. Low Pressure Systems
4. Reduced Pumping through Water Savings Strategies
GrantWatch ID#: 148507
The maximum grant award is $200,000.
Awarded project must be complete and operational no later than 24 months after the start of the grant agreement. The anticipated start date is June 30, 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Apply online: https://webportalapp.com/sp/2021_cdfa_sweep
Direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation
1220 N St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
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