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State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program (SWEEP)

SWEEP

SWEEP grants encourage producers to reduce both their water consumption and their greenhouse gas emissions. Successful applications   must increase water efficiency and demonstrate the impact that the project will have on emissions. CDFA will award funds up to $100,000 but also encourages applicants to find matching funds.

Eligible practices include:  

Irrigation

How to Apply

The grant process includes a web-based application consisting of a series of questions that can be saved and returned to before submitting: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/sweep/

Projects located in 'Severely Disadvantaged Communities' (SDACs) receive priority funding. For more info and to see if you are located in a SDAC, click here.

It is helpful to obtain quotes for projects and schedule a pump efficiency test before starting the application, as you will need them to complete the application. Here is more info about getting a pump test.

Please contact UC Cooperative Extension specialist Alli Rowe at amrowe@ucanr.edu for questions or help with the application.