- Author: Ben Faber
Introducing your new information source for CDFA grants,
Kern County and Ventura County
Shulamit Shroder and Alli Rowe are two of the newest members to UC Cooperative Extension. Shulamit is based out of Kern County and serves Kern, Tulare, and King Counties. Alli is based out of and serves Ventura County. Both specialize in the climate smart agriculture initiatives from the California Department of Food and Agriculture. They provide technical assistance for the SWEEP, AMMP, and Healthy Soils grant programs.
- The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) encourages farmers to install more efficient irrigation systems that decrease their water consumption as well as their greenhouse gas emissions. You can apply for a SWEEP grant for up to $100,000.
- The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) awards funds - up to $750,000 - to livestock producers who decrease their methane emissions by changing the way that they manage manure.
- The Healthy Soils Program incentivizes the implementation of conservation agriculture techniques that decrease erosion and greenhouse gas emissions, like cover cropping, compost, crop rotation, and mulching. For this grant, there is $75,000 available per project.
Keep an eye out for future announcements about grant deadlines - they have all passed but should reopen within the next year, pending further funding.
For more information about these programs and for help applying for these grants, please contact Shulamit or Alli at:
Shulamit Shroder: firstname.lastname@example.org or 661-868-6218
Alli Rowe: email@example.com or 805-645-1464