The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is accepting grant applications for its Biologically Integrated Farming Systems (BIFS) Program. The BIFS grant program funds on-farm demonstration and evaluation of innovative biologically based farming systems that employ Integrated Pest Management (IPM) strategies. The goal of the revitalized Biologically Integrated Farming Systems grant program is to provide outreach of innovative, biologically integrated plant-based farming systems that reduce chemical insecticide inputs. CDFA will consider applications with budgets of $200,000 to $1 million. Public or private colleges and universities, local and federal government entities including tribal governments, and non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.
Applications are due October 31, 2019.