Soil Moisture MonitoringSWEEP has reopened it’s application period for applications to submit for water savings grant money. CDFA is awarding $10 million in competitive grant funding to agricultural operations for implementation of water conservation measures that result in increased water efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.   The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has extended the application submission deadline for their State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP).  The new deadline is November 10, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. PST.  

Equipment that monitors soil moisture and helps with irrigation scheduling is eligible for this funding. 

  • Would you like to learn how soil moisture monitoring equipment can assist you with irrigation scheduling and water use efficiency?
  • Do you have an existing system that you would like to upgrade?

The staff at Irrigation Matters is available to help you determine what system would work best for you, and to work through the SWEEP application with you.

All applicants must use the Financial Assistance Application Submittal Tool (FAAST).

Register for a FAAST account at https://faast.waterboards.ca.gov (This site is best viewed in Internet Explorer.).

The Application Guidelines and two PowerPoint presentations that explain the FAAST system and SWEEP program are attached to this message.  They can also be viewed online at www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/WEEP.   Contact

Irrigation Matters at (559) 686-5080 or info@irrigationmatters.com for more information.