There are two separate grant opportunities available in which to apply: the Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Incentives Program ($100,000) and the HSP Demonstration Projects ($250,000). These grants provide financial assistance for implementation of compost and mulch to agricultural fields, compost outreach and education, and measuring the benefits of these practices. It is a three-year program with the first two years covered by the grant, and the third year funded through applicant match funds.
Visit https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/healthysoils/ to find out if your organization qualifies for this grant. There is also a CDFA webinar on March 24 at 8:00 a.m. on strategies for improving soil health that you can register for here.
Applications close on Thursday, April 23, 2020.
Contact Dan Noble, (619) 992-8389, DanWylderNoble@gmail.com for assistance in your application!