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Funding Opportunities

Below are links to a variety of grant or loan programs that growers, landowners, and third-party programs may be able to apply for assistance with implementing environmental enhancement projects on agricultural lands.

Website Links Description
California Grants Portal California State Library page with up-to-date information on all grant or loan opportunities from state grantmaking agencies.
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board Funding for a variety of projects that support healthy watersheds, aquatic habitat, land management, and clean groundwater.
California Department of Pesticide Regulation Pest management grants to reduce risks from pesticide use to public health and the environment.
State Water Resources Control Board Loan and grant funding for watershed protection projects, nonpoint source pollution control projects, and more.
California Department of Conservation Grants administered by the Division of Land Resource Protection (DLRP).
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Grants for projects that support wildlife and their habitats.
California Department of Food and Agriculture Range of grant programs to support agricultural productivity.
United States Fish and Wildlife Service Grants to protect, restore, and enhance coastal wetland ecosystems and associated uplands.
United States Department of Agriculture,
Natural Resources Conservation Service
Multiple programs that address natural resources, environmental management, and conservation.
United States Department of Agriculture,
Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education
Competitive grants to advance farm and ranch systems that are profitable, environmentally sound and good for communities.
California Wildlife Conservation Board Habitat protection, restoration, and preservation grants.
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection CAL Fire’s Forest Health Program grants for management and restoration.
California Department of Water Resources Grants for Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) planning, implementation, and Disadvantaged Communities involvement.

Note: This is not an exhaustive list of financial assistance available to growers, landowners, and third-party programs. Contact the agency listed to learn more and for verification of funding.