CSAC Bulletin Article

CDFA Accepting Proposals for Healthy Soils Program

July 2, 2020

The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI), in coordination with the agency’s Environmental Farming Act Science Advisory Panel, is now accepting proposals for new soil carbon sequestration management practices for inclusion in its Healthy Soils Program (HSP).  As part of program development, CDFA identified specific soil management practices eligible for funding through the HSP. There are 27 management practices that sequester carbon are now included in the program. By providing funds to incentivize management practices and on-farm demonstration projects, HSP helps build soil organic carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs) and enhance soil health.

There are several important requirements needed to submit a management practice for consideration in the HSP. Proposal requirements, process for consideration and other details on the submission process can be found on the Healthy Soils webpage.

Proposals are due by 5 p.m. PT on August 28, 2020 submitted via email to: cdfa.HSP_Tech@cdfa.ca.gov.

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