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Healthy Soils Program

Healthy Soils Program

**NEW** HSP Incentives Program now accepting applications through September 19, 2017 5:00 p.m. PDT.

**NEW** HSP Demonstration Projects now accepting applications through September 19, 2017 5:00 p.m. PDT.

CDFA appropriated $7.5 million in FY 2016-17 to develop and administer a new incentive and demonstration program on the CA Healthy Soils Initiative from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund. The objective of this new Healthy Soils Program is to build soil carbon and reduce agricultural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Timeline for the 2017 Healthy Soils Program
Item Dates*
Public/stakeholder meetings and program development (including GHG Quantification Methodology) November 2016 – July 2017
Request for Grant Applications released August 8, 2017
Applications/Grant Proposals due September 19, 2017, 5:00 p.m. PDT
Proposal evaluation periods September – December 2017
Grant awardees announced December 2017
Project implementation begins January 2018
*Subject to change