Financial Resources

Regional CropSWAP Program Provides Financial Assistance to Help Growers Irrigate Efficiently

  • May 15, 2024

The Regional CropSWAP (Sustainable Water for Agricultural Production) was developed with the goal of enhancing efficiency for agricultural water users in western Riverside and northern San Diego Counties by offering financial assistance for transitioning away from high-water-use and initiating best management practices to foster sustainable water use. 

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Growers Encouraged to Complete Storm Damage Surveys

  • Apr 10, 2024

There is the potential for agricultural producers to receive storm-related aid via the Emergency Conservation Program. To help the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency get a better picture of the extent of damage caused by winter 2024 storms, California avocado growers are encouraged to complete the following storm damage surveys (as applicable).

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Assistance Available for Producers Affected by Recent Winter Storms

  • Feb 12, 2024

The California Farm Service Agency offers disaster assistance to aid producers in their recovery efforts following recent winter flooding. Learn more.

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State of Emergency Declared in San Diego County Due to Flooding

  • Jan 30, 2024

Governor Gavin Newsom has declared a state of emergency in Southern California due to recent flooding and the San Diego County Department of Weights and Measures is collecting Agricultural Damage Assessment forms from agricultural operations that have experienced impacts due to recent rain events.

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Ventura County Accepting SWEEP and HSP Block Grant Applications

  • Jan 23, 2024

The Ventura County Resource Conservation District is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program block grants, as well as the Healthy Soils Program block grants. Learn more.

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SWEEP Workshops Available

  • Dec 12, 2023

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program provides grants to help agricultural operations implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water.  The online SWEEP grant applications were made available on December 5 and grant application workshops are available to assist applicants.

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