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 HSP Incentives Program is now accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. PT on March 8, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted. The application documents are listed below.

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 8, 2019
Review Process March – June 2019*
Announce and Award Funding June 2019*
* Subject to change.

CDFA Application Assistance


To assist in the application process, CDFA is providing workshops at the following times and locations.

Date and Time Location Webinar Registration
(for remote attendees)
1 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Siskiyou County
Dorris City Hall
307 S. Main Street
Dorris, CA 96023
Click here to register
9 a.m. – 10:30 am
Humboldt County Dept. of Agriculture
5630 S. Broadway St
Eureka, CA 95503
Click here to register
9 a.m. – 10:30 am
Tulare County Energy Education Center
4175 S. Laspina St
Tulare, CA 93274
Click here to register
9 a.m. – 10:30 am
Stanislaus County Dept. of Agriculture
3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, CA 95358
Click here to register

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 Jan 18, 2019