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.

Click here to apply

CDFA HSP Incentives Program Application Assistance
To assist with the application process, CDFA is providing the following resources:

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*

Item Timeframe*
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.