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California Department of Food and Agriculture

State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program

Joint Pilot Program — Agricultural Water Use Efficiency and Enhancement Program


This competitive grant program is a joint pilot launched by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in 2016. The program combines $3 million in funding from DWR’s Proposition 1 – Funds for Agricultural Water Suppliers and funding from CDFA’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Water suppliers and agricultural operations within the respective service areas applied for grant funding to improve agricultural water use efficiency and conveyance system enhancements. The application period closed on April 21, 2017. For more information on the program and the final award, please visit: http://www.water.ca.gov/wuegrants/AgWUEPilot.cfm

CDFA is pleased to announce nineteen agricultural operations have been awarded SWEEP funding as a part of a collaborative project with the North San Joaquin Conservation District.