Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program

The Budget Act of 2021 appropriated $5 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Coordinate or provide pump efficiency testing for farmers.
  3. Provide training regarding water use efficiency and nutrient management practices and technology.

Program Status


The Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program (WETA) is currently accepting applications

Program Development

CDFA accepted public comment on a draft Request for Applications for the WETA program from October 1, 2021 through October 15, 2021.

Contact Us

For questions about CDFA's Technical Assistance Programs, please contact us CDFA.OEFI_CSA_TA@cdfa.ca.gov