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California Department of Food and Agriculture

Healthy Soils Incentive Program

Healthy Soils Program Incentives Program

The HSP Incentives Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health. GHGs benefits are estimated using quantification methodology and tools developed by California Air Resources Board (CARB), USDA-NRCS and CDFA and soil health improvement will be assessed by measuring soil organic matter content.

2017 HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation

The application for 2017 HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation is now closed.
Eligibility: California farmers, ranchers and Native American Indian Tribes.

Request for Grant Applications

Timeline for HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation

Item Estimated Dates
Release of 2017 HSP Incentives Program 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

2017 HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation Application Assistance Workshop Presentation

2017 HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation Projects Selected for Award – updated May 16, 2018