How would you like the chance to be granted up to $100,000?
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is pleased to announce a competitive grant application process for the 2018 State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) Round 1. The 2018 SWEEP funding arises from the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Act of 2018 which allocated $20 million to CDFA to provide grant funding directly to California agricultural operations to incentivize activities that reduce on-farm water use and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from irrigation and water pumping systems on California agriculture operations. ($100,000 limit per farm)
In short: The program’s objective is to provide financial incentives for California agricultural operations to invest in irrigation systems that save water and reduce GHG emissions.
So how do you qualify for something like this? Glad you asked! All you’d have to do to become eligible for this life changing sum of money is become a GroGuru supporter! By installing GroGuru’s soil sensors, you are reducing water usage and the production of greenhouse gases by modernizing/automating your farm. If you are selected for the grant money, all the sensors and services provided by GroGuru end up paying for themselves! It’s a win/win. Save water, reduce your GHG emissions, AND have the chance to win up to $100,000! If you already have GroGuru sensors, you are one step ahead!
- Click this link to be directed to the application page on CDFA’s website:
Applicants must create a user account to submit a grant application, and the deadline to submit is March 8th, 2019. Now, we know the application might seem a bit daunting, especially with the due date being two months away, but we want to let you know that we are more than happy to help with the process! It’s for $100,000 people!! Definitely worth the time and effort. All you have to do is become a GroGuru user, and we will help you the rest of the way!
- If you’d like to take a look at what types of projects were funded from 2014-2017, follow this link:
- In addition, if you’d like a detailed list of the project descriptions from the 2017 awardees, follow this link:
For any questions or concerns, please contact Braden Cardoza at firstname.lastname@example.org