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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Demonstration Projects

The California Department of Agriculture (CDFA)'s Healthy Soils Program (HSP) provides financial assistance for incentivizing and demonstrating the implementation of conservation agricultural management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) and improve soil health. It is funded by the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) and stems from the California Healthy Soils Initiative, which is a collaboration of state agencies and departments that promotes the development of healthy soils on California's farmlands and ranchlands.

The 2017 HSP Demonstration Projects is part of the Healthy Soils Program. The HSP Demonstration Projects provides up to $3 million in funding to on-farm demonstration projects that showcase conservation management practices that mitigate GHG emissions and increase soil health, and, create a platform promoting widespread adoption of conservation management practices throughout California.

2017 HSP Demonstration Projects
List of Applications submitted to CDFA HSP Demonstration Projects, September 2017

2017 HSP Demonstration Projects application period closed on September 19, 2017. Twenty-seven (27) applications were received for a total funding request of $4,699,421.

2017 HSP Incentives Program grant application materials: