California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program
The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD) has partnered with Lendistry and the California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program to provide relief to small agricultural businesses that experienced a decline in annual gross receipts or gross profits due to drought or storm flood conditions. For more information and to apply for this program visit www.cadroughtfloodrelief.com or contact HCRCD staff at email@example.com to learn if you are eligible and for assistance applying. The deadline to apply has now been extended to February 15th, 2024!
Wednesday, October 4th, 4-5pm
- Register for our webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMvdu2rrjwuH9BBuWD7gkg1yB8_1nQDTAvL
Wednesday, October 11th, 11-12pm
- Join our webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88589169016
Final Webinar – Wednesday, October 25th, 1-2pm
- Register for our webinar here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcuf-yrqjotHtH2o8gVx5iVTWK4P4Ow5B2i
- We will hold office hours following the webinar to provide technical assistance for applicants at the Agriculture Center Auditorium, 5630 South Broadway Eureka.
- Wednesday, October 17th, 1-2pm
- Cahill Event Barn located at 26 Goble Ln, Ferndale, CA 95536
The California Small Agricultural Business Drought & Flood Relief Grant Program is administered by the California Office of the Small Business Advocate (CalOSBA).
HCRCD Non-industrial Forest Landowner Forest Management Plan Application
The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD) is inviting non-industrial forest landowners to apply to receive technical assistance in creating a long-term document to guide land management decisions, called Forest Management Plans (FMP). A Registered Professional Forester (RPF) of the landowner’s choice will write an FMP for private landowners at no cost to the landowner. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly until March 29, 2024.
HCRCD Carbon Farm & Soil Health Planning Technical Assistance Application
The Humboldt County Resource Conservation District (HCRCD) is inviting agricultural land managers who are interested in conservation, soil health, and carbon sequestration to apply to receive technical assistance with on-farm planning at no cost. Plans can be used to seek funding for implementation of recommended practices. The application deadline for the first round of application review is September 30, 2023; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly until March 31, 2025.
USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service RCPP
Soil Health Management Systems of Northern California Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) is a collaborative program sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Services (NRCS). This program provides funding for implementation of soil health related practices on farms and ranches within Northern California. Agricultural producers interested in receiving NRCS cost share funds to implement soil health practices should contact firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 22th at the latest to fill out the necessary application paperwork.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), provides a cost share for farmers, ranchers, and forested landowners to implement conservation practices on their land. Check out the EQIP fact sheet, and contact your local NRCS Service Center.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service’s Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) is focused on agricultural producers who are already implementing conservation practices. CSP encourages the adoption of new technologies and provides funding for expanding conservation practices. Check out the CSP fact sheet, and contact your local NRCS Service Center.
Point Blue Roots Program – CLOSED
Point Blue’ Roots Program provides funding for restoration projects and habitat improvement projects on working lands. You can find more information about the program and their applications here. Applications are now closed until 2024.
Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) – Closed
California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Visit https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/AMMP/ to learn more.
Healthy Soils Program – Closed
The California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program (HSP) Incentives Program provides financial incentives to California growers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases, and improve soil health. Applications are now closed.
Humboldt County Resource Conservation District staff are HSP Technical Service Providers and able to provide technical assistance to applicants at no cost. Interested in learning more about the program and receiving technical assistance? Contact Jake Taulbee at email@example.com or call our office at 707-442-6058×5.
North Coast Growers Association & Humboldt County Resource Conservation District Workshop Videos
State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program – Closed
California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy.