The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is seeking public comment on a program for competitive grants for providing technical assistance to farmers on practices related to climate smart agriculture.

The practices fall under CDFA’s incentives programs for Alternative Manure Management, Healthy Soils and State Water Efficiency and Enhancement. The grant program stems from Assembly Bill 2377 passed in 2018. Resource Conservation Districts, University of California Cooperative Extension and nonprofit organizations will provide the technical assistance for those grants. The draft request for proposals is here.

Two listening sessions are scheduled for the coming weeks, both of which can be viewed remotely:



Wednesday, May 15

1:00 to 3:00 pm

CDFA building

1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA



Monday, May 20

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

UCCE and Monterey County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office

1432 Abbott St., Salinas, CA


Comments can be emailed to, by May 25.