Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation
The mission of the Office of Environmental Farming & Innovation is to serve California by supporting agricultural production and incentivizing practices resulting in a net benefit for the environment through innovation, efficient management and science. For questions and to learn more, click below on specific programs and videos from previous grant awardees. You may also contact us at email@example.com.
What’s New in OEFI:
- 5/5/23 — Public comment has been received on the Organic Transition Pilot Program Draft Request for Grant Applications. The pilot program was created and supported with $5 million in funding by the Budget Act of 2022. The purpose is to provide support to farmers and ranchers who prepare land for organic certification. The program is designed as a block grant to be administered through organizations that demonstrate the expertise and partnerships needed to accomplish the program’s objectives. Organizations would apply to administer between $500,000 and $2 million each in funds and assistance to farmers and ranchers, whom they would identify after receiving an award. To view, click on: Public Comment on Organic Transition Pilot.
- 5/3/2023 — CDFA is accepting applications for Healthy Soils Block Grant Pilot Program and State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program Block Grant Pilot Program. The Block Grant Pilot Programs are designed to facilitate financial assistance to California agricultural operations through regional block grant administrators. Awarded organizations would also provide technical assistance to agricultural operations or partner with technical assistance providers to provide this support.
Climate Smart Agriculture Videos
To be a trusted and valued resource for scientific analysis and support to stakeholders and state agencies in the development and implementation of economically viable agricultural practices that optimize environmental and public health.
Environmental Farming Act
CDFA's Incentive Programs are implemented under the authority of the Environmental Farming Act . Incentive Programs are developed in coordination with the Science Advisory Panel which facilitates public comment process. Learn more about the Science Advisory Panel.