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Healthy Soils Program

California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program (HSP) provides financial assistance to California farmers and ranchers who are willing to implement 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. Applicants can receive up to $75,000 in funds for the three-year project if their application is approved. 

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.

As of Summer 2021CDFA has recently been allocated $50 million for its next cycle of HSP awards. The application window for farmers and ranchers will likely begin in the coming months.

Interested in applying for a Healthy Soils Program grant? Join our Interest List to receive updates.


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.