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Healthy Soils Program Accepting Applications Until February 25!

CDFA's Healthy Soils Program (HSP), promotes the development of healthy soils on California’s working lands . The program has two components: the HSP Incentive Program and HSP Demonstration Projects.
Eligible practices include on-farm management practices that Include but are not limited to: Cover Cropping, No-till, Reduced till, Conservation plantings, Mulching, and Composting.


  • California farmers, ranchers and Federal and California Recognized Native American Indian Tribes.
  • Projects must be located on a California agricultural operation.
  • University and research farms, and city community gardens are not eligible for funding through the HSP Incentives Program. These entities may apply for the HSP Demonstration Projects.
  • Awards are limited to one per agricultural operation using a unique tax identification number per round of funding.
  • Individuals or business entities receiving grant award funds must be located in California with a physical California business address.


  • up to $100,000 for the Incentive program 
  • up to $250,000 for Demonstration Projects

For more information contact MRCD at 760.728-1332

or Ester Mosase at UCANR

the CDFA Heatlhty Soils website

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