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.

The HSP Incentives Program Grant Application

The 2018 HSP Incentives Program grant application was closed on March 13, 2019.

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 13, 2019
Review Process March – June 2019*
Announce and Award Funding June 2019*
* Subject to change.

Technical Assistance

CDFA has partnered with California Universities, Resource Conservation Districts and non-profit organizations to provide free-of-cost, on-demand technical assistance to potential applicants. A list of technical assistance providers is available here.

List of Technical Assistance Providers and Workshops - Updated Feb 19, 2019