The CDFA’s Healthy Soils Program will make available about $29 million in block grant funding under a new pilot program. According to the CDFA, organizations may apply for state funding and then distribute the funds to eligible farmers, ranchers or agricultural operations for on-farm projects to help implement conservation management practices that improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases.
Eligible organizations may request between $2 million and $5 million.
Two CDFA webinars will provide information on the program requirements and the application process.
For information on HSP Block Grant eligibility and program requirements, go to https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/BlockGrantProgram.html.
The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. PT on Monday, June 19, 2023.