State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program Applications Being Accepted
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program with a deadline of January 18, 2022. The SWEEP program will award grants on a first-come, first-serve basis therefore California avocado growers are encouraged to apply early.
The SWEEP program provides financial assistance to growers who implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water. Grants can be used for soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, pump retrofits, low pressure irrigation systems and renewable energy technologies. Agricultural operations can apply for up to $200,000 for projects.
To assist applicants, the CDFA is hosting three free online SWEEP application workshops. Those workshops will be held as follows (click on the link below to register for a workshop):
- October 25 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
- November 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
- November 15 from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.