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 is now accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. PT, June 26th, 2020. The application documents are listed below.
- Request for Grant Applications
- Supporting Templates
- Supporting Tools
- Preview of Application Questions
CDFA HSP Incentives Program Application Assistance
To assist with the application process, CDFA is providing the following resources:
- How to apply – a video tutorial
- Frequently Asked Questions
- List of the HSP Technical Assistance Providers and Workshops (Updated on 3/06/2020)
- CDFA Application Assistance Workshops:
March 5, 2020: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Glenn County Office of Education, Grapevine Room
311 S. Villa Ave.,
Willows, CA 95988
- March 9, 2020: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Fresno County Agricultural Commissioner Office, Room Demo
1720 S Maple Ave,
Fresno, CA 93702
- March 16, 2020: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner Office, Conference Room
1428 Abbott St.,
- March 5, 2020: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
For more information, please see agenda and presentation here.
CDFA will conduct 5 rounds of Questions and Answers (Q&A) to address general questions about the application submission process and program requirements. Responses to all questions received during the workshops and webinars or by email will be posted according to the schedule below.
|Questions Received by||Answers Provided by|
|March 6, 2020||March 13, 2020 (Click Here for Q&A’s)|
|March 20, 2020||March 27, 2020 (Click Here for Q&A’s)|
|April 17, 2020||April 24, 2020|
|May 22, 2020||May 29, 2020|
|May 22, 2020||June 19, 2020|
2020 HSP Incentives Program Timeline*
|Release for Solicitation||February 27, 2020|
|Grant Applications Due||Accepted on a rolling basis until June 26, 2020 or until funds are expended, whichever is earlier.|
|Review Process||On a rolling basis, until July 2020. Applications will be reviewed in the order received.|
* Subject to change.
The HSP Incentives Program is currently accepting applications.