2023 CalAgPlate Grant Program

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Food, Fiber, Fuel, Flora

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is pleased to announce the competitive solicitation process to award the 2023 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).

2023 CalAgPlate Grant Proposal

Press Release: CDFA Now Accepting Proposals for the 2023 CalAgPlate Grant Program

2023 CalAgPlate Request for Grant Proposals

2023 CalAgPlate AmpliFund Grant Proposal ApplicationDue September 20 by 5 p.m. PT

Grant Proposal Supplements

2023 CalAgPlate Timeline

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. 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 2021 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.