California Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program

Applications are due October 23, 2022.
The Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program (CAPGP) is a new program in the Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation. This program will fund the development of plans that will help farmers and ranchers identify actions for climate change mitigation and adaptation, further environmental stewardship on farms and ranches, and ensure agricultural food security into the future. Eligible entities include Tribes, technical service providers registered with USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), professional certified crop advisors, pest control advisors, rangeland managers, non-profit organizations, Resource Conservation Districts, California Public Universities, agricultural cooperatives, groundwater sustainability agencies, and farmers and ranchers in collaboration with a qualified planner. Applicants may apply for up to $250,000 to prepare conservation agriculture plans in the following categories:
Agricultural Energy Design
Carbon Farm Planning
Comprehensive Nutrient Management
Fish and Wildlife Habitat
Grazing Management
Irrigation Water Management
Nutrient Management
Organic Transition
Pollinator Habitat
Pest Management
Soil Health Management