Technical assistance in the form of hands-on application assistance to farmers and ranchers is critical to the success of CDFA’s Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) programs including the Healthy Soils Program (HSP), the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) and the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). One-on-one technical assistance improves accessibility of incentive funding to agricultural operations that otherwise may not have the resources or technical expertise to complete the application process and implement the CSA programs incentivized practices. Each time the AMMP, HSP or SWEEP program is appropriated funding CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation administers a Request for Proposals (RFP) for technical assistance providers.
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Water Efficiency Technical Assistance
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) accepted public comments on a draft Request for Grant Applications (RGA) for the Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistance (CSA TA) Program in December 2022. Public comments were accepted December 5 through December 16, 2022. The feedback received through this comment period will inform the final grant application materials for the upcoming solicitation for technical assistance providers to support the Healthy Soils Incentive Program and State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program.
The Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistance Program is not accepting applications.
University of California Partnership
CDFA has partnered with the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources to offer Climate Smart Agriculture technical assistance. Individuals who are interested in learning more about climate-smart agriculture or need assistance with the CDFA incentive programs may contact their nearest Community Education Specialist.
Awarded TA Providers
CDFA has agreements with technical assistance providers (TAPs) around the state to provide one-on-one support to farmers and ranchers awarded through the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), the Healthy Soils Program (HSP) and State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Farmers and ranchers in need of implementation assistance associated with their current AMMP or HSP award may contact the TAPs indicated in the lists linked below: