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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.


2017 SWEEP Grant Application Period is Now Open


CDFA is now accepting grant applications for the 2017 State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program. Applications are due March 14, 2017 by 5 p.m. PST. No late applications will be accepted. Potential applicants should review the grant application materials linked below:

CDFA held three workshops and one webinar to provide information on program requirements and the FAAST application process. CDFA staff will provide guidance on the application process, provide several examples and answer questions.


2017 SWEEP Technical Assistance Workshops

In addition to the informational workshops noted above, CDFA is coordinating with non-profit organizations, California academic institutions and California Resource Conservation Districts to provide technical assistance to applicants of the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Hands-on application assistance will be provided at no charge at workshops in various locations throughout the state. CDFA anticipates these workshops to be held from February 13 to March 13, 2017. A workshop schedule will be posted here as soon as possible.