The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) Program is administered by the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). The primary goal of SWEEP is to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions from agricultural irrigation sources. The secondary benefit of the program is to increase Water Use Efficiency (WUE) by funding system infrastructure and monitoring upgrades that reduce GHGs.

The application period for SWEEP opens on October 21st, 2019.

Go to for information on the grant program. 



Video: How to Apply to the California State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (English) (Hmong) (Spanish)

Video: How to Get Cash to Pay for On Farm Irrigation and Energy Efficiency Improvements in California (English) (Hmong) (Spanish)

Video: On Farm Water Use Efficiency: Irrigation Management Practices That Save Water and Save Energy (English) (Hmong) (Spanish)

Flier: Water Use Efficiency  (English) (Hmong) (Spanish)

Flier: Application Assistance (English) (Hmong) (Spanish)


Anticipated Program Timeline

Item Timeframe*
Application Period Opens October 21, 2019
Grant Applications Due December 2019
Review Process December – February 2020
Announce and Award Funding Spring 2020

* Subject to change.


To publicize SWEEP workshops and program services, RCDs use the most up-to-date methods for sharing information and reaching constituents including e-mail, video messages, social media, and established social networks. RCDs have extensive experience working in their communities and are able to devise the best combination of public outreach techniques to ensure participation.

Technical assistance is also provided in the form of SWEEP application assistance to producers. RCD staff help producers identify potential upgrades, calculate WUE and GHG savings, as well as use the online application system. The purpose of this assistance is to ensure that applications are completed on time and without error, and that producers have the support needed to submit competitive proposals.




California Department of Food and Agriculture 


California Department of Water Resources


 Funded by California Department of Water Resources. Water Quality, Supply, and Infrastructure Improvement Act of 2014 (CWC §79707(g)