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wedge 2016 SWEEP Workshop Flyer – email grants@cdfa.ca.gov to register

WORKSHOPS:
KERN COUNTY: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
ORANGE COUNTY: Friday, December 4, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
SACRAMENTO COUNTY: Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
MERCED COUNTY: Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

WEBINAR
Thursday, December 10, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Details will be provided upon registration

2016 Request for Grant ApplicationsApplication Period Opens November 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PST

Deadline: January 8, 2016 5:00 p.m. PST

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce a competitive application process for the 2016 State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) for projects that implement on-farm irrigation systems that reduce energy use resulting in greenhouse gas emission reductions and water savings. The CDFA anticipates awarding up to $16 million directly to agriculture operations for eligible projects.

The 2016 SWEEP is funded through the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund referred to as the “California Climate Investments” program.

2016 TIMELINE
Invitation to submit Grant Applications November 20, 2015, 5:00 p.m. PST
Application Workshops/Webinar December 1 – 10, 2015
Grant Applications Due January 8, 2016, 5:00 p.m. PST
Announce and Award Funding March 2016

Online Application: Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool
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.