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CDFA SWEEP - State Water Efficiency & Enhancement Program

The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance to farmers and ranchers in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. The RCDTC serves as a CDFA Block Grant recipient that will be directly approving local farmer and rancher project proposals for SWEEP funding. Applications will be reviewed and approved on a first-come-first serve basis.

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.



Applications pre-approved by the RCDTC have been submitted to CDFA for final approval. As CDFA provides final authorization for each applicant, the RCDTC will post awarded project details here. 


January 5, 2024 Workshop Resources

RCDTC SWEEP Block Grant Slides.pdfResource Info list.pdfSWEEP BGR Contacts List.pdfSWEEP Application Checklist (Appendix A).pdf



Book your free, one-on-one​​ consultation with the RCDTC's Ag team at or by calling (530) 727-1280 ext. 2. Consultations can be made for application assistance, project planning, and grantee counseling.


NOTICE: CDFA's SWEEP program is paused until further notice. This does not affect the RCDTC's SWEEP Block Grant. For details about CDFA's SWEEP program, please visit the CDFA website.