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Free SWEEP Funding Workshops

Posted: February 15, 2017

The Ventura and Santa Barbara County Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs) are hosting four free workshops to assist growers interested in applying for funds from the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP). SWEEP provides financial assistance for California agricultural operations that implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water. Agricultural operations can apply for funding up to $100,000 per project.

In order to apply for a SWEEP grant, growers must utilize the online Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST). The workshops are designed to provide growers with hands-on application assistance and CDFA staff will provide several examples and answer growers’ questions.

Space is limited. For reservations, please contact Jamie Whitefordat 805.764.5132 or jamie.k.whiteford@gmail.com.

Sessions will be held as follows: 

February 17, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

VCRCD Office
380 Somis Rd
Somis, CA 

February 22, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Oxnard City Library
251 South A St
Oxnard, CA

February 24, 2:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Eastside Library
1102 E Montecito St
Santa Barbara, CA  

March 3, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.

CRCD Office
920 E Stowell Rd
Santa Maria, CA