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.
What’s New in HSP Incentives Program?
CDFA has awarded 940 projects for the 2021 Solicitation, totaling $66,311,937.32. Please click here for a list of the awarded projects.
The HSP Incentives Program accepted applications from November 1, 2021 - February 25, 2022. CDFA received 1328 applications requesting $90.52 million.
Technical Assistance Resources
Technical assistance is provided free of cost to the HSP incentives Program applicants and grant awardees. Contact information for these providers is listed below.
- Technical Assistance Providers - CDFA has funded organizations around the state to provide free one-on-one assistance to farmers and ranchers interested in applying for the HSP Incentives Program and to grant awardees in project implementation.
- UC ANR Climate Smart Agriculture Community Education Specialists - CDFA has partnered with the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources to offer Climate Smart Agriculture technical assistance to the HSP Incentives Program applicants and grant awardees to apply and implement grants.
- HSP Incentives Program Program-Level Data of Executed and Funded Grant Projects – Updated November 1, 2021
- HSP Incentives Program Project-Level Data of Executed and Funded Grant Projects – Updated November 1, 2021
Healthy Soils Incentives Program Videos