The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting public comments on a draft Request for Grant Applications (RGA) for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).
The SWEEP program, which provides farmers and ranchers with grants to implement irrigation systems that save water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, was allocated $40 million in the Budget Act of 2021.
The draft RGA for the SWEEP program is posted at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/sweep. Comments on the draft RGA may be submitted to [email protected] until no later than 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Sept. 23.
CDFA is preparing to accept SWEEP applications from farmers later in 2021. To be notified of program updates, including when the application period opens, please sign up for email notifications at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/subscriptions/MailChimp-signup.html.