HSP Demonstration Projects
The HSP Demonstration Projects aim to improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) funding on-farm demonstration projects that collect data and/or showcase conservation management practices that mitigate GHG emissions and increase soil health, and creating a platform promoting widespread adoption of conservation management practices throughout the state.
Type A projects will demonstrate implementation of conservation management practices, measure field GHGs emissions, and conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.
Type B projects will demonstrate implementation of HSP conservation management practices and/or conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.
The HSP Demonstration Projects is now accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. PT, April 23, 2020. The application documents are listed below.
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- Request for Grant Applications
- Supporting Templates and Attachments
- Supporting Tools
- Preview of Application Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
CDFA HSP Demonstration Projects Application Assistance
To assist with the application process, CDFA is providing three workshops at the following times and locations.
- March 5, 2020: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Glenn County Office of Education, Grapevine Room
311 S. Villa Ave., Willows, CA 95988
- March 9, 2020: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner Office, Room Demo
1720 S Maple Ave, Fresno, CA 93702
- March 16, 2020: 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner Office, Conference Room
1428 Abbott St., Salinas, CA
CDFA will conduct 3 rounds of Questions and Answers (Q&A) to address general questions about the application submission process and program requirements. Responses to all questions received during the workshops and webinars or by email will be posted according to the schedule below.
|Questions Received||Answers Provided by|
|5:00 P.M., March 13, 2020||March 20, 2020 (Click Here for Qs & As)|
|5:00 P.M., March 27, 2020||April 3, 2020 (Click Here for Qs & As)|
|5:00 P.M., April 10, 2020||April 17, 2020|
2020 HSP Demonstration Projects Timeline*
|Release for Solicitation||February 27, 2020|
|Grant Applications Due||April 23, 2020 by 5:00 P.M. PT|
|Review Process||April – July, 2020|
|Announce and Award Funding||August, 2020|
* Subject to change.
HSP Demonstration Projects Outreach Events
HSP Demonstration Projects is now accepting applications.