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Grant Resources for Growers

List of Resources

This is not by any means a complete list of all available grants for specialty crop growers. UCCE does not promote any grant listed. These programs are listed as examples of options for growers to explore. If you have suggestions of programs to add to the list, or any questions, please email Ellie Andrews at eandrews@ucanr.edu

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)
   High Tunnel Initiative
   National Organic Initiative
   Air Quality Initiative
   Landscape Conservation Initiative
   On-Farm Energy Initiative
Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG)
Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)
Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP)
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
Watershed and Flood Prevention Operation Program

Resource Conservation Districts (RCD)
Gold Ridge RCD Financial Assistance for Compost Application on Ag Lands

Zero Waste Sonoma 
Compost Rebate

California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA)
Healthy Soils Program (HSP)
State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)
Conservation Agriculture Planning Grants Program (CAPGP)
Water Efficiency Technical Assistance Program (WETA)
Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG)

USDA Rural Development
Value-Added Producer Grant (VAPG)
Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

USDA Farm Service Agency
Organic Certification Cost Share Program
Emergency Conservation Program

Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education (SARE)
Farmer/Rancher Research & Education Grant Program