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Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems

Funding Opportunities

The National Young Farmers Coalition Grant Program
faces of young farmersThe National Young Farmers Coalition is partnering with Chipotle to provide $5000 grants to help 50 young and beginning farmers and ranchers per year start up and grow their businesses. Funds can be used for any related cost including new equipment, operating costs such as seeds and compost, building new infrastructure, attending a farmer training program, hiring additional farm labor, or covering personal finances that stand in the way of farm success such as childcare, housing, or student loan payments.
Grants for Holistic Management Training for West Coast Producers

people participating in a training in a fieldThe Jefferson Center for Holistic Management is offering grants for 10 West Coast producers to cover full Holistic Management training and Ecological Outcomes Verification (EOV) on-boarding, a $5100 value. All course materials and support from the Savory Institute are included. 

Cal Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program

field with a winding roadThe Carl Moyer Memorial Air Quality Standards Attainment Program is a voluntary grant program for California farmers that choose to reduce air pollution, primarily from diesel vehicles and equipment. It provides incentive funds to purchase cleaner-than-required engines and equipment. The Carl Moyer Program is implemented as a partnership between CARB and California’s 35 local air districts. These cost-share grant programs generally require the destruction of an older polluting engine and replacing it with the least polluting equipment available.

Glenn County FARMER Grant Program

tractorThe Glenn County Air Pollution Control District provides grant funding to local growers who want to upgrade their older diesel powered farming equipment to newer and cleaner technologies. All projects are ranked based on project cost per amount of air pollutants reduced.  The District will select the most cost effective projects until all project funds have been allocated. Projects will typically receive funding for up to 50% of the eligible costs of the new equipment.

CDFA Healthy Soils Program

vineyard with cover cropsThe HSP Incentives Program provides financial assistance for implementation of conservation management that improves soil health, sequester carbon and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Demonstration Projects showcase farmers and rancher implementation of HSP practices.

CDFA Alternative Manure Management Program

cow in a fieldMove over to non-digester management practices that reduce methane emissions from dairy and livestock operations. Receive up to $750,000 in funding, up to 100% of project cost.

The Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP)

california farmThis program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) provides financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers to help them address natural resource concerns and deliver environmental benefits such as improved water and air quality, conserved ground and surface water, reduced soil erosion and sedimentation or improved or created wildlife habitat.

Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP)

field by a dirt roadThis program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS) helps agricultural producers maintain and improve their existing conservation systems and adopt additional conservation activities to address priority resources concerns. Participants earn CSP payments for conservation performance.

Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)

an old house on a fieldThis program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides financial assistance to producers of noninsurable crops to protect against natural disasters that result in lower yields or crop losses, or prevents crop planting.

Tree Assistance Program (TAP)

flowers blooming on a treeThis program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes and vines damaged by natural disasters.

FSA Loans
farmer in his fieldThis program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) offer low-interest loans to new farmers unable to obtain commercial financing as well as loans for small to mid-sized family farm operations for land, equipment and operating costs as well as direct loans for cold storage, bulk tanks and handling equipment.
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