Healthy Soils Demonstration Program
The Healthy Soils Program aims to increase statewide implementation of conservation management practices that improve soil health, sequester carbon and reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs). The Healthy Soils (HS) Demonstration Program funds on-farm demonstration projects that collect data, showcase conservation management practices and create a platform promoting widespread adoption of conservation management practices throughout the state.
Type A projects will demonstrate implementation of conservation management practices, measure field GHGs emissions, collect soil health data, and conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.
Type B projects will demonstrate implementation of HSP conservation management practices, collect soil health data, and/or conduct analysis on cost/benefits for adoption of the proposed practice(s) and anticipated barriers.
What's New in HS Demonstration Program?
The Healthy Soils Demonstration Program grant solicitation is now closed. The application period was June 29, 2023 – August 8, 2023. Application documents for the solicitation are available at Recipient Resources.
CDFA received 12 applications for 2023 HS Demonstration Program requesting $1,823,085.66. Please click here for the list of applications received.
2023 HS Demonstration Program Timeline*
|Application submission period opens||June 29, 2023|
|Grant Applications Due||August 28, 2023 by 5:00 P.M. PT|
|Review Period and Award Notification||September – October, 2023|
* Subject to change.
HS Demonstration Program Outreach Events
Healthy Soils Demonstration Program Project Video
The Healthy Soils Demonstration Program is not accepting applications.