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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Media Contact: Steve Lyle, Office of Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462,

California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #19-063
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SACRAMENTO, August 14, 2019 – The California Department of Food and Agriculture's Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) will host a question-and-answer webinar for the 2019 Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Technical Assistance Request for Proposals on Monday, August 19, 2019 at 10 a.m. CDFA OEFI staff will give a brief overview of the application materials and take general questions on the program and application process.

The Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistance grants will be distributed to Resource Conservation Districts, the University of California Cooperative Extension and nonprofit organizations with demonstrated technical expertise in designing and implementing agricultural management practices to support CDFA’s 2019 CSA incentive programs.

Applications are due on August 30, 2019, by 5 p.m. For more information on this competitive grant program visit
The webinar information is as follows:
Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
Register at:


Funding for the 2019 Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistance Grants is available through California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in disadvantaged communities. The Cap-and-Trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investments projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are located within and benefiting residents of disadvantaged communities, low-income communities, and low-income households across California. For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at:

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