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

CDFA is now accepting applications of the 2017 HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation.
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 and Webinars

2017 HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation Application Assistance Workshop Presentation

Workshop locations and schedules
Orange County – Tuesday, March 13, 2018: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
OC Fair and Event Center
Administration Building – Board Room
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Yuba City – Friday, March 16, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Room
University of California Cooperative Extension Sutter/Yuba
142 Garden Highway, Yuba City, CA 95991

Webinar schedules:
Monday, March 19, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, March 21, 2018: 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

To register for the webinars, please go this website
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

2017 HSP Incentives Program Second Solicitation – List of Technical Assistance Providers – Updated March 16, 2018

This list is being updated frequently. Please check this webpage often to ensure your access to the latest information.