California 2016 SWEEP funding available

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is currently accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Nearly $16 million is currently available to provide financial assistance to growers implementing irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and conserve water. Agricultural operations can apply for funding up to $200,000 per project. In order to qualify, the project must be on a California agricultural operation.

SWEEP workshops will be hosted as follows:
  • Kern County — Tuesday, December 1, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Orange County — Friday, December 4, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Sacramento County — Tuesday, December 8, 2015 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Merced County — Wednesday, December 9, 2015 from 9:00 pm to 12:00 pm
CDFA staff will provide guidance on the application process, provide several examples and answer any questions at the free seminars.

To register for a seminar, email and include your name, contact information, the workshop you would like to attend and the number of seats required. A webinar will be made available on December 19, 2015, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Details will be provided upon registration.

Applications may be completed online using the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool. SWEEP applications are due January 8, 2016. Funding will be announced in March 2016.

For more information, review the SWEEP FAQs or visit the SWEEP website.

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