California Underserved and
Small Producers Program

Alert: Possible Scam: CDFA Grant Notifications Requesting Payment in Exchange for Grant Awards.

CDFA has been made aware of numerous scams soliciting payment from applicants to award grants. CDFA does not charge fees for application or administration of grants and awards are never made based on payments from applicants. If you believe you may be a victim of this effort, you are encouraged to contact your local law enforcement (Police or Sheriff’s Department).

The California Underserved and Small Producers (CUSP) Grant Program is designed to facilitate direct assistance to individual small and mid-scale and socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers who need support applying for economic relief grant programs and assistance with business planning and marketing strategies.

Grant Applications Due: May 10, 2021

Press Release – Announcing Funding Opportunity


Request for Proposals – due date May 10, 2021, 5:00pm PT

Informational Webinar for Applicants to be held Tuesday May 4th, 1:00pm-2:30pm PST via Zoom. Please register here to attend this webinar.

Summary of Public Comments

Contact Us

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Office of Grants Administration
1220 N Street
Sacramento, California 95814
Phone: (916) 657-3231
Fax: (916) 653-0206