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Incentive Opportunities

Financial support for almond growers, processors, and farm-related businesses is available from a variety of federal, state, and local agencies and from non-governmental organizations. Incentive programs are offered for a variety of focus areas. Start your search in the chart below. Deadlines are variable; please check the funding provider’s website for details

 

Learn more about NRCS Programs here.

Learn more about USDA programs at Farmers.Gov.

    Agency

    Focus Area

    Eligibility

Agency Program Focus Area Equipment/Practices Eligibility Incentive Deadline
California Department of Conservation (CDOC) Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC)
  • Easements
  • Agricultural Land Conservation
  • restoration and habitat enhancement
Growers Grants Variable
California Department of Conservation (CDOC) California Department of Conservation Working Lands and Riparian Corridors Prog…
  • Habitat
  • Planning
  • restoration
Growers Grants Variable
California Department of Conservation (CDOC) California Farmland Conservancy Program
  • Easements
  • Easements and planning projects that support agricultural land conservation statewide
Growers Easements Variable
California Energy Commission (CEC) CEC Funding Resources
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Conservation equipment (e.g., flow meters, weather stations, smart irrigation systems, VFDs, solar power systems)
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rebates Variable
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
  • Habitat
  • Soil Health
  • Water Quality
  • Cover Crops
  • restoration
Growers Land rental Variable
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) WSARE Professional + Producer Grants
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Water Quality
  • Trials/demonstrations and outreach involving conservation equipment and practices
Research Grants Variable
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Western Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education - Farmer/Rancher Grants (W…
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Water Quality
  • Trials/demonstrations and outreach involving conservation equipment and practices
Research Grants Variable
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Renewable Energy for America Program
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Grants and loan guarantees Variable
Irrigation Districts/GSAs Multi-benefit Land Repurposing Program (MLRP)
  • Groundwater Recharge
  • Habitat
  • Other
  • groundwater recharge
  • other
  • Planning
  • restoration
Growers Grants Pilot Project - In development
Irrigation Districts/GSAs Business Rebates (MercedID)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Motor/ Pump Upgrades
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rebates Year round
Irrigation Districts/GSAs On-Farm Water Conservation Program South San Joaquin Irrigation District (SSJID)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Irrigation system improvements
Growers Cost share Variable
Irrigation Districts/GSAs Energy Efficiency Program Turlock Irrigation District (TID)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Irrigation system improvements
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rebates Year round
Irrigation Districts/GSAs Water and Energy Efficiency Program Modesto Irrigation District (MID)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Irrigation system improvements
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rebates Year round
Utility Districts Energy Management Programs (PG&E)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • energy efficient equipment
  • Time-of-use and demand-response discounts
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rate discounts, interest-free loans Year round
Utility Districts Energy Efficiency Rebates for Your Business (PG&E)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • electric pump conversions
  • lighting
  • micro-irrigation systems
  • refrigeration
  • VFDs
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rebates Year round
Utility Districts Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Pump tests and retrofits or repairs
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Subsidized tests and rebates Year round
Utility Districts Self-Generation Incentive Program (SCE)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Non-solar self-generation power systems (e.g., wind, fuel cell, waste heat recapture)
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rebates Variable
Utility Districts Energy Efficiency Express Solutions
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Energy Efficiency
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Subsidized tests and rebates Year round
Utility Districts Agricultural and Pumping Interruptible Program (SCE )
  • Energy
  • Credits for service disruptions during high-demand periods
Growers Credits to bill Year round
Utility Districts California Solar Initiative for Business Southern California Edison (SCE)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • solar power systems
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Rebates Year round
California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) Financial Assistance Funding - Grants & Loans
  • Water Quality
  • Comprehensive projects addressing water quality
Utilities Grants and loans Variable
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Specialty Crop Block Grant
  • Economic
  • Increase competitiveness of California specialty crops, including tree nuts, dried fruits and nursery crops
Research Grants Variable
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program
  • Soil Health
  • improve soil health
  • reduce greenhouse gases
  • Sequester carbon
  • Whole Orchard Recycling
Growers Cost share Variable
California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • flow meters
  • irrigation system
  • pumps
  • solar power systems
  • VFDs
  • weather stations
Growers Cost share Variable
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Agricultural Conservation Easements Program (ACEP)
  • Water Quality
  • restoration and enhancement
  • Wetlands protection
Growers Cost share Year round
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetlands Reserve Easements (WRE)
  • Easements
  • Habitat
  • restoration
Growers Grants Year round
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) American Farmland Trust Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
  • Groundwater Recharge
  • Habitat
  • Irrigation System
  • Soil Health
  • Comprehensive projects addressing water conservation
  • Cover Crops
  • habitat
  • Hedgerows
  • irrigation system
  • recharge basins
  • soil health
Growers Cost share Year round
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)
  • Irrigation System
  • Water Quality
  • Comprehensive projects addressing water conservation
Growers Grants Variable
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
  • Dust Reduction
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Soil Health
  • Water Quality
  • Cover Crops
  • Harvesters/tractors
  • IPM practices
  • Irrigation
  • Mating Disruption
  • Whole Orchard Recycling
Growers Cost share Year round
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) EQIP On-Farm Energy Initiative
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Building improvements
  • Irrigation pumps
  • VFDs
Growers, Handler/Huller/Sheller Facilities Cost share Year round
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
  • Dust Reduction
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Irrigation System
  • Soil Health
  • Water Quality
  • Conservation equipment and practices
  • Whole Orchard Recycling
Growers Cost share Year round
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Field Operations Emissions Reductions
  • Dust Reduction
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Conservation equipment and practices
  • Whole Orchard Recycling
Growers Cost share Year round
California Air Resources Board (CARB) Grants and Incentives (San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District)
  • Dust Reduction
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Soil Health
  • Ag pump replacement
  • heavy duty truck replacement
  • low-dust harvester
  • Tractor replacement
  • Whole Orchard Recycling
Growers Cost share Year round
California Air Resources Board (CARB) Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program
  • Emissions Reduction
  • Energy
  • Cleaner-than-required engines and equipment (pumps/tractors)
Growers Cost share Year round