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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Demonstration Projects

HSP 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.

CDFA received 30 applications for 2018 HSP Demonstration Projects requesting $5,049,427. For a list of submitted applications, CLICK HERE (New)

Program Timeline

Item Timeframe
Notification of funding (solicitation release) December 28, 2018
Grant Applications Due March 13, 2019
Review Process March – June 2019*
Announce and Award Funding June 2019*
* Subject to change.