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CDFA Now Accepting Applications for State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

by Guest Blogger |

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting applications for the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP), a competitive grant program that incentivizes farmers to invest in irrigation water and energy efficiency. Agricultural operations can apply for up to $100,000 for projects that involve improvements to irrigation systems, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and save water. Projects funded through SWEEP commonly include elements such as soil, plant, or weather sensors; micro-irrigation systems; pump retrofits or replacements; renewable energy; and variable frequency drives; among others.

Applications are due Monday, December 16, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. CDFA will hold three no-cost workshops to provide information on program requirements and the application process. Webinar participation is available, but applicants are encouraged to attend in person.

SWEEP Application Workshops:

Willows, CA – Monday, October 28, 2019

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Glenn County Office of Education

311 South Villa Ave.

Willows, CA 95988

Register for webinar participation at

Modesto, CA – Tuesday, October 29, 2019

10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Stanislaus County Agricultural Center

Harvest Hall, Room DE

3800 Cornucopia Way

Modesto, CA 95358

Register for webinar participation at

Bakersfield, CA – Wednesday, October 30, 2019

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.

University of California Cooperative Extension

1031 S. Mount Vernon Avenue

Bakersfield, CA 93307

Register for webinar participation at

Potential applicants should review the application materials posted on the SWEEP webpage at A list of CDFA-contracted technical assistance providers is also available on the SWEEP webpage. These organizations are available to provide no-cost application assistance to farmers who would like to apply for a SWEEP award.

This round of SWEEP is authorized by the Budget Act of 2018 and funded through the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access for All Act of 2018 (SB-5). 


This blog was written by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and was originally posted on the CDFA Website at