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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Demonstration Projects

HSP DEMONSTRATION PrOJECTS

The HSP Demonstration Projects is to build soil organic carbon and reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) by (1) funding on-farm demonstration projects that showcase California farmers and ranchers implementation of HSP conservation management practices and (2) creating a platform promoting widespread adoption of HSP conservation management practices throughout the state. The HSP Demonstration Projects funds two types of projects. 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.

2017 HSP Demonstration Projects Second Solicitation

The application for 2017 HSP Demonstration Projects Second Solicitation is now closed.

Request for Grant Applications

Timeline for HSP Demonstration Projects Second Solicitation

Item Estimated Dates
Release of 2017 HSP Demonstration Projects Second Solicitation March 6, 2018
Application submission period March 6, 2018 – April 13, 2018
Review of applications April – May, 2018
Announcement of awards May – June, 2018

Applications will be reviewed and awarded funding in the order received subject to the minimum requirements for the competitive technical review process, as described in the RGA. CDFA will award proposals until all available funds have been allocated, or the application deadline has passed, whichever comes first.

CDFA Healthy Soils Program Application Assistance Workshops and Webinars

2017 HSP Demonstration Projects Second Solicitation Application Assistance Workshop Presentation

2017 HSP Demonstration Projects Second Solicitation List of Applications Submitted – updated April 17, 2018