Financial Resources

Small Business COVID-19 Funding Resources

  • Apr 07, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has created an online page listing loan resources available to small businesses affected by the pandemic. Learn more.

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Healthy Soils Program Grant Workshop

  • Feb 28, 2020

The University of California Cooperative Extension and San Diego County Farm Bureau are hosting a free Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Grant Opportunity Workshop that will include sessions on climate change, the HSP Incentive Program and HSP Demonstration Projects and healthy soils practices. 

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Ventura County Water Management Incentives

  • Feb 27, 2020

California avocado growers in Ventura County should be aware of the following water management incentives designed to provide growers with financial assistance through the Ventura County Resource Conservation District.

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Healthy Soils Program Grant Application Process Simplified

  • Feb 25, 2020

The California Department of Food and Agriculture is making nearly $25.2 million available for the next round of Healthy Soils Program grant applications, and has simplified the online grant process to make it easier for applicants.

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SWEEP Applications Now Being Accepted and SWEEP Assistance Workshops Available

  • Oct 23, 2019

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). Applications are due December 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Free SWEEP workshops are available for applicants. 

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SWEEP Funds Offer Growers with Opportunity to Improve Water Management

  • Sep 10, 2019

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides up to $100,000 for practices that improve water use efficiency and reduce energy used for water management. Now is the time to work on a SWEEP proposal, prior to the reopening of the grants application process in late 2019. 

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