State Water Efficiency & 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. Eligible system components include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.
What's new in SWEEP?
Note — 12/19/2023: Unfortunately, due to current budget uncertainties, CDFA is pausing the current SWEEP Direct-to-Producer solicitation. We will provide an update on the status of this solicitation in early 2024 through our email subscription list. We deeply apologize to those who have already started applications and we will contact you directly when we have more information about the program status.
SWEEP 2023 Information:
SWEEP 2023 Informational Workshops:
Click the workshop times below to register to attend.
- Friday Dec. 8, 10am-12pm
- Tuesday Dec. 12, 1-3pm (VIEW the Recording )
See the below document for TAPs-hosted SWEEP workshops
Questions and Answers (Q&A)
CDFA will conduct two rounds of Questions and Answers (Q&A) to address general questions about the application submission process and program requirements. CDFA will post responses to questions received during the workshops or by email to CDFA's SWEEP website according to the following schedule:
|Questions Received by:
|Responses Posted by:
|December 14, 2023
|December 20, 2023
|January 12, 2024
|January 17, 2024
To maintain the integrity of the grant process, CDFA is unable to advise and/or provide applicants with any information regarding specific grant applications during the solicitation process.
Estimated Timeline for 2023 SWEEP Solicitation
|Release Request for Grant Applications (RGA)
|December 5, 2023
|CDFA grant application webinars
|Grant applications due
|January 26, 2024
|Administrative and technical review
|January – February 2024
|Announce and award funding
For information regarding the SWEEP Southern Desert Region Pilot Program, please visit the link below.
For information regarding the SWEEP Block Grant Pilot Program, please visit the link below.
Who can I contact for more information?
If you have questions about SWEEP, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program Videos
Related Grant Opportunities
Grant Opportunities for Producers
Climate Smart Agriculture: Rossow Farms
Episode 1: SWEEP has had a positive effect on Seth Rossow’s family owned farm, Rossow Farms which is located in Merced, San Joaquin County. (4:06)
Climate Smart Agriculture: Giacomazzi Farms
Episode 2: SWEEP has had a positive effect on Dino Giacomazzi’s family owned farm, Giacomazzi Farms which is located in Hanford, Kings County. (4:05)
Climate Smart Agriculture: Tchieng and Thao Farms
Episode 3: SWEEP has had a positive effect on Fong Tchieng’s family owned farm, Tchieng Family Farm and Kong Thao’s family owned farm, Thao Family Farms, both of which are located in Fresno County. (5:00)