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CAWG & INDUSTRY NEWS
CDFA ANNOUNCED HEALTHY SOILS PROGRAM AND
SWEEP GRANTS AVAILABLE
CDFA announced the availability of grant funding under
the Healthy Soils Program (HSP) and the State Water
Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP), which
advances California's work to help communities build
more resilient water supplies amid extreme climate
changes and conditions.
Approximately $29 million in block grants are
available through HSP which are designed to advance
conservation management practices that improve soil
health, sequester carbon, and reduce greenhouse gases.
Approximately $40 million will be available in SWEEP
block grant funding, which incentivizes agricultural
operations to invest in water-saving irrigation systems.
California's unpredictable and extremely dry and wet
seasons have made it critical that communities continue
adapting to use water wisely.
HSP and SWEEP have traditionally been direct-tofarmer
grant programs through CDFA. The purpose of
the new pilot block grant program is to test whether
block grantees can accelerate the disbursement of
funds and better coordinate community needs for
technical assistance. Under these pilot programs,
qualified organizations may apply for state funding and
then disburse funds to eligible farmers, ranchers, or
agricultural operations for on-farm projects.
Awarded organizations would provide technical
assistance to implement on-farm projects or partner with
technical assistance providers to provide this support.
Eligible entities may request between $2 million and $5
million for each program.
General questions about the grant program can be
submitted online. Responses to all questions asked will
be posted online along with a work plan template and
additional resources to help with the grant application.
The Application period closed on June 19, 2023.
CAWG ANNOUNCED
SUMMER INTERNSHIP
OPPORTUNITY
CAWG is excited to announce that it is accepting
applications for a summer intern. This internship is an
opportunity for students or recent graduates who are
seeking hands-on experience in a dynamic and fast-paced
organization.
The successful candidate will gain experience in various
fields, including membership and database management,
communications, public policy, industry relations, and
more. They will work alongside professionals in these
areas and contribute to meaningful projects that will
enhance their skills and knowledge. The position offers
a broad scope of responsibilities, providing invaluable
hands-on experience that can be applied to future career
opportunities.
The deadline to apply is May 12, 2023.
Please share with those who may be interested.
SAVE THE DATE!
2024 UNIFIED WINE &
GRAPE SYMPOSIUM
SAFE CREDIT UNION CONVENTION CENTER
SACRAMENTO, CA
January 23 - 25, 2024
Exhibits: January 24 & 25
For more details, please visit the UW&GS website
www.unifiedsymposium.org
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