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Healthy Soils Program

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The Healthy Soils Program is currently accepting applications!

California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program (HSP) provides financial assistance to California farmers and ranchers for implementation of one or more of the HSP agricultural management practices to improve soil health, including compost & mulch application, cover cropping, no-till methods, conservation planting, and more. CDFA has been allocated $67.5 million for its current cycle of HSP awards, and applicants can receive up to $100,000 in funds for the three-year project if their application is approved. Applications are reviewed and funds are distributed on a rolling basis, so early applications are highly recommended so your project can be reviewed by CDFA while funds are still available.

Solana Center is working with CDFA to provide technical assistance to HSP incentives program grant applicants, free of charge to you. We can offer help with completing and submitting your application, and if approved, we are here to guide you through implementing and preparing documentation for your project.

Interested in applying for a Healthy Soils Program grant?

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Healthy Soils Program is funded by California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.