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Healthy Soils Incentive Program and Grant Funding

The California Climate and Agriculture Network (CalCAN) and the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) recently launched the long awaited Healthy Soils Program (HSP) offering California agricultural growers and ranchers up to $3.75 million in grants. The HSP incentivizes growers to implementation one or more new soil and conservation management practices that reduce agricultural greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and store carbon in soil, trees, and shrubs.

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This incentive program proposes three types of grant: Direct Farmer Grants, Outreach and Education/Demonstration Grants and Research/Demonstration Grants. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday, September 19, 2017, 5:00 PM PDT. The grants promote the development of healthy soils by adding addition mulch and compost, covering cropping, filter strip and more.

Contact Mission Resource Conservation District’s Ag Program Director, Lance Anderson at or (760) 728-1332 for FREE technical assistance in applying or go directly to or to go to the CalCAN Healthy Soils Program website for more information. You can also download the PDF for more details and contact information.  

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