California Department of Food and Agriculture

2016 CalAgPlate Grant Program

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the competitive solicitation process to award 2016 CalAgPlate grant program funds that promote agricultural education and leadership activities for students at K-12, post secondary, and adult education levels. The CalAgPlate program is funded with proceeds generated through the sale of specialized, agricultural-themed license plates through the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).

2016 CalAgPlate Press Release

CalAgPlate proposals must be submitted electronically to by 5 p.m. PDT October 21, 2016.

CalAgPlate Request for Grant Proposals (PDF)

Grant Proposal Materials:

CalAgPlate Cover Page (PDF)
CalAgPlate Grant Proposal & Budget Narrative
CalAgPlate Frequently Asked Questions

About the California Agriculture Special Interest License Plates

In April 2013, the first CalAgPlates were issued by the DMV — establishing the California Agriculture Special Interest License Plate. The issuance of the plates was approximately a three year effort that first began in 2010. In order for a Special Interest License Plate to be established, more than 7,500 paid reservations needed to be received. As a result of the continued efforts of many student volunteers and agricultural organizations the 2016 program was made possible.

Annual revenue generated from the original purchase and renewal of CalAgPlates helps to support the CalAgPlate Grant Program. This grant program is anticipated to make more than $257,000 available on an annual basis to support agricultural education in California.

You can help support agricultural education and the CalAgPlate program by purchasing a special interest license plate at your local DMV office or online today.

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