Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program
The Budget Act of 2021 appropriated $15 million to CDFA for irrigation water efficiency and nutrient management technical assistance grants. The Water Efficiency Technical Assistance (WETA) grant program is designed to facilitate technical assistance to agricultural operations for on-farm water and energy use efficiency and nutrient management.
Organizations that receive funding will work on any or all of three program objectives:
- Provide on-farm, one-on-one technical assistance to farmers to evaluate irrigation system efficiency (e.g., mobile irrigation lab) and provide diagnostics, reports and recommendations to growers.
- Coordinate or provide pump efficiency testing for farmers.
- Provide training regarding water use efficiency and nutrient management practices and technology.
CDFA accepted public comment on a draft Request for Grant Applications for the Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program in February 2022. The draft Request for Grant Applications is linked below
The Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program (WETA) is currently not accepting applications
Related Grant Opportunities
Climate Smart Agriculture Technical Assistance Conservation Agriculture Planning Grant Program Healthy Soils Demonstration Program
Beginning Farmer and Farmworker Training Program (Coming Soon)