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2015 Request for Grant ApplicationsApplication Period Opens May 18, 2015, 8:00 a.m. PDT

Deadline: June 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PDT

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce a competitive application process for the 2015 State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) authorized by emergency drought legislation AB 91 (Chapter1, Statutes of 2015). The 2015 SWEEP solicitation will provide a up to $10 million in grant funding to agriculture operations to implement conservation measures that result in water savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions in irrigation systems.

CDFA is partnering with the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) to host an online application submission process using the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST). Grant applications must be submitted electronically on the FAAST system, which can be accessed through the SWRCB website at https://faast.waterboards.ca.gov.

2015 TIMELINE
May 18, 2015, 8:00 a.m. PDT Invitation to submit Grant Applications
May 28 – June 9, 2015 Application Workshops
June 29, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PDT Grant Applications Due
July – September 2015 Technical Review Process
September 2015 Announce and Award Funding