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California Department of Food and Agriculture

2018 CalAgPlate Grant Program


The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the competitive solicitation process to award the 2018 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).



Press Release: CDFA Now Accepting Proposals for 2018 CalAgPlate Grant Program

2018 CalAgPlate Request for Grant Proposals (PDF) – Due October 5, 2018 by 5 p.m. PDT

2018 CalAgPlate Grant Proposal Materials:

Grant Project Cover Page (PDF)
Grant Proposal and Budget Narrative
Frequently Asked Questions

2018 Timeline:

Release Request for Grant Proposals September 6, 2018
Grant Proposals Due October 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PDT
Review Period October - December 2018
Announce and Award Funding December 2018

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 2018 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 anticipates making $250,000 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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