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Healthy Soils Grant

Thank you for your interest in the Butte County Farm Bureau administered Healthy Soils Grant. Please find below the necessary information to submit your grant application. Applications from Butte, Glenn and Tehama County producers can be submitted with priority to those qualifying as socially disadvantaged.

Awards of up to $100,000 are being granted to implement on-farm soil health practices that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and store carbon in soil, trees, and shrubs. Free technical support is available to help farmers implement eligible practices.

What is the Healthy Soils Program?

The Healthy Soils Program (HSP) provides financial incentives in the form of grants to farmers and ranchers to implement conservation management practices that sequester carbon, reduce atmospheric greenhouse gases (GHGs), and improve soil health. A few eligible practices include:

  • Mulching - Compost
  • Cover Crops
  • Reduced Tillage
  • Riparian, Herbaceous & Woody Plantings
  • Windbreaks
  • Filter Strips
  • Whole Orchard Recycling

FREE Technical Assistance Support is being provided by Center for Regenerative Agriculture and Resilient Systems CSU, Chico.

Need technical assistance to assist with your application? Contact Zion Brigham or Ted Gailey
For assistance in Spanish contact Lindsey Hethcote

Guidelines & Application

Butte County Healthy Soils Program Incentive Grant Guidelines
Appendix A: HS Practices Payment Scenarios, Rates, Requirements, and Implementation Guidelines

Butte County Healthy Soils Grant Online Application
Please note: All applicants will be required to create a Jotform account to apply online.

CDFA HSP RePlan Tool

To complete the project design, all applicants must go to the RePlan Tool website. When at the main RePlan page, select the "Incentives Program" under Grant Program dropdown menu. Please be aware that the total Estimated GHG reductions (Metric Tons CO2 equivalent per year) should be greater than zero to be eligible for funding. Download both the PDF and Excel RePlan files onto your local computer when the project design is complete and upload the files into your application using the "Upload the Project Design."

More information about the Healthy Soils Program can be found here: California Department of Food and Agriculture
Center For Regenerative Agriculture And Resilient Systems

Healthy Soil PowerPoint Presentation

Tentative timeline (subject to change):

BCFB Grant Guidelines Available: March 6, 2024
BCFB Grant Application Opens: March 6, 2024
Grant Application Deadline: May 3, 2024 at 5 pm PST
Administrative Review: May 2024
Announce Awards: June 2024
Award Process: See Award Process

BCFB Contact info for questions:

CDFA Block Grant Recipients
List of Practices Eligible for funding through Healthy Soils Program