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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.

The grant application period for 2016 SWEEP Round II closed on August 5, 2016. CDFA is pleased by the interest in the program and will post applicant and award information here as soon as it become available.


Joint Pilot Program – Agricultural Water Use Efficiency and Enhancement Program

Public comments are requested for a DRAFT Request for Proposals for the Agricultural Water Use Efficiency and Enhancement Program. Comments are due by September 30, 2016 and should be submitted to AgWUE@water.ca.gov.

This new competitive grant is a joint pilot program launched by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR). The grant will combine $3 million in funding from DWR’s Proposition 1 – Funds for Agricultural Water Suppliers and $3 million from CDFA’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program. Water suppliers and agricultural operations within the respective service areas may compete for grant funding to improve agricultural water use efficiency and conveyance system enhancements. For more information, please visit:


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.