Grants for Growers

Grants Available to Experiment with New Irrigation Practices

Grants of up to $20,000 are available to fund experiments on your farm to see if new irrigation practices could fit in your operation. The grower-led projects are supported and guided by a Technical Advisor — either a University of California irrigation specialist or other technical expert. Individual growers may apply for up to $20,000, and a group of three or more growers may apply for up to $25,000. Both your operation and the environment can be improved through these experiments. Results are shared with other producers. Read more about this exciting opportunity!

Overview for WSARE Farmer Research Education Proposals

Application Template for WSARE Farm Research Education Proposals

Grant Opportunities List

SWEEP Grants to Improve Irrigation Efficiency and Reduce Greenhouse Gases (GHGs)

2016 Speciality Crop Block Grant Program Workshops

During the first two weeks of November, the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) will present three workshops and two webinars on the 2016 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (SCBGP) competitive solicitation process. Workshops will feature an overview of the program, a review of the concept proposal questions, a live demonstration of the online application system, helpful grant writing tips and more. All prospective SCBGP applicants are encouraged to participate. View the full press release.

Additional Funding Opportunities

USDA Expands Microloans to Help Farmers Purchase Farmland and Improve Property

New Air Quality Incentives for Nut Farmers to Adopt Low-Emission Harvesters