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California Department of Food and Agriculture

State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program

State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program


The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations.

CDFA is now accepting grant applications for 2016 SWEEP Round II
Potential applicants should review the Application Guidelines (below). The deadline to submit an application is August 5, 2016 at 5:00 P.M. Late applications cannot be accepted.

2016 SWEEP Round II – Upcoming Workshops
CDFA will host four grant application workshops at the following dates, times and locations to provide prospective applicants with basic information on the program and application process.

CDFA Grant Application Workshop Schedule:

Yolo County
June 22, 2016 (Wednesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Yolo County Farm Bureau
Conference Room 1st Floor,
69 West Kentucky Ave.
Woodland, CA 95695

Imperial County
June 23, 2016 (Thursday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Imperial County Farm Bureau
Conference Room 1st Floor
1000 Broadway
El Centro, CA 92243

San Luis Obispo County
June 27, 2016 (Monday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
Board Room
4875 Morabito Place
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Fresno County
June 29, 2016 (Wednesday) from 9:30 am to 11:30 am
American Pistachio Growers
Conference Room
9 River Park Place East, Suite 410
Fresno, CA 93720

More information regarding the request for applications will follow and the webpage will be updated accordingly.


2016 SWEEP, Round II - Technical Assistance Workshops

To support SWEEP, technical assistance workshops and application assistance will be provided by non-profit organizations, California Resource Conservation Districts and California academic institutions to provide applicants with hands-on application assistance. Funding for this technical assistance was made possible through a $50,000 partnership grant between CDFA and the United States Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) to achieve the mutual objective of providing technical assistance to SWEEP applicants.

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Resources

Tour of SWEEP Resources

The California Department of Food and Agriculture provides a tour of the application resources available on the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) web page.

Quantify

How to Calculate Greenhouse Gas Emissions for SWEEP

The Air Resource Board walks potential grant applicants through the methodology and calculation tool used to estimate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions for SWEEP round II.