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Grants for Farmers

Did you know that there are numerous grant programs that offer funds directly to farmers and ranchers? Some grants fund healthy soil practices or help improve farm infrastructure, while other grants offer economic assistance to producers experiencing hardship due to drought or extreme weather events.

See below for a list of current grant opportunities for farmers offered by our project partners.

Need help with your application? The UCCE Small Farms Network community educators offer application assistance in English, Spanish, Hmong, and Chinese. Contact your regional community educator for more information.



Current Grant Opportunities


CDFA Small & Undeserved Producers Program (CUSP) Drought Relief Grants - Administered by CCOF Foundation

Granting Organization: California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) Foundation
Application Period: August 2023 - June 2025
Geographic Area: California
Other Criteria: Must be certified organic 
More Info & Application Link: https://www.ccof.org/page/hardship-assistance 


CDFA Small & Undeserved Producers Program (CUSP) Drought Relief Grants - Administered by Ventura County RCD

Granting Organization: Ventura County Resource Conservation District (RCD)
Geographic Area: Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties, California 
Application Period:
Summer 2023 - Spring 2025
More Info & Application Link:


Storm Recovery Resources 

For farms that suffered losses in the 2022-2023 winter storms, CDFA's flood recovery resources webpage includes information on many relief and support resources available from state and federal partners.