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CDFA seeks public comment on agriculture technical assistance grant program



The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking public comment on the draft Request for Proposals and application materials developed for the 2019 Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) Technical Assistance Grant Program.

CDFA was authorized to administer the program under Assembly Bill No. 2377 (2018), which established a grant program to provide funds for CSA technical assistance providers to aid applicants of the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP), the Healthy Soils Program (HSP), and the State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).

Funds awarded through this competitive grant process will be distributed to technical assistance providers from Resource Conservation Districts, the University of California Cooperative Extension, and nonprofit organizations with demonstrated technical expertise in designing and implementing agricultural management practices to support CDFA’s 2019 CSA incentive programs.

CDFA requests interested stakeholders and the public to provide comments and suggestions on the draft Request for Proposals (RFP) for the 2019 CSA Technical Assistance Grant Program. The draft RFP is available at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/technical/# and https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/efasap/meetings_presentations.html

Comments must be sent via email to cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov. The public comment period will close on May 24, 2019 at 5 p.m. PT. Input received will be considered when finalizing the 2019 CSA Technical Assistance Grant Program.