SACRAMENTO, February 1, 2023 — The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) is accepting public comments on the draft request for Applications for the Water Efficiency Technical Assistance (WETA) program.
The Budget Act of 2021 allocated $15 million to CDFA to support water efficiency technical assistance to California farmers. Resource Conservation Districts, non–profit organizations, universities, and California and federally recognized tribes will be eligible to receive technical assistance funding. Supported activities will include providing one–on–one, on–site pump and irrigation system evaluations and providing training regarding water efficiency and nutrient management.
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