Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program
The Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program (CAPGP) is a new program in the Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation. This program will fund the development of plans that will help farmers and ranchers identify actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, further environmental stewardship on farms and ranches and ensure agricultural food security into the future.
Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program Award Announcement
CDFA has awarded 103 projects for the 2022 Solicitation, totaling $13.2 million. List of the Awarded Projects .
The CAPGP accepted applications from July 29, 2022 to October 23, 2022. CDFA received 112 applications requesting a total of $14.7 million.
Eligible entities include Tribes, technical service providers (TSPs) registered with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), professional certified crop advisors, pest control advisors, rangeland managers, non-profit organizations, Resource Conservation Districts, California Public Universities, agricultural cooperatives, groundwater sustainability agencies, and farmers and ranchers in collaboration with a qualified planner. All eligible applicants will be required to demonstrate qualifications.
Applicants may apply for up to $250,000 to prepare conservation agriculture plans in the following categories:
- Agricultural Energy Design
- Carbon Farm Planning
- Comprehensive Nutrient Management
- Fish and Wildlife Habitat
- Grazing Management
- Irrigation Water Management
- Nutrient Management
- Organic Transition
- Pollinator Habitat
- Pest Management
- Soil Health Management
|Activity||Estimated Time Frame*|
|Finalize RGA||July 2022|
|Release of Solicitation||July-August 2022|
|Grant Applications Due||October 2022|
|Review Process||October – December 2022|
|Announce Award Funding||February 2023|
(*Subject to change.)
The Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program (CAPGP) is currently not accepting applications.
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