California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Demonstration Projects


The 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.

HSP Demonstration Projects Grant Application

HSP Demonstration Projects is now accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. PT on March 8, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted. The application documents are listed below.

To apply, click here.

Supporting Documents:

Flyer (English) | (Punjabi) | (Spanish)

Program Timeline

Item Timeframe
Notification of funding (solicitation release) December 28, 2018
Grant Applications Due March 8, 2019
Review Process March – June 2019*
Announce and Award Funding June 2019*
* Subject to change.

CDFA Application Assistance


To assist in the application process, CDFA is providing workshops at the following times and locations.

Date and Time Location Webinar Registration
(for remote attendees)
10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Siskiyou County
Dorris City Hall
307 S. Main Street
Dorris, CA 96023
Click here to register
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Humboldt County Dept. of Agriculture
5630 S. Broadway St
Eureka, CA 95503
Click here to register
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Tulare County Energy Education Center
4175 S. Laspina St
Tulare, CA 93274
Click here to register
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Stanislaus County Dept. of Agriculture
3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, CA 95358
Click here to register