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Solana Center Providing Technical Assistance to Southern California Farmers and Ranchers for Healthy Soils Funding Program

Applications Due by March 8 for Up to $75,000 in Grant Funding

 ENCINITAS—Solana Center for Environmental Innovation (Solana Center) is providing technical assistance to farmers and ranchers interested in applying for up to $75,000 in state grant funding available through the California Department of Food and Agriculture’s (CDFA) Healthy Soils Program (HSP). Applications are due no later than March 8, 2019.

HSP is accepting applications to fund the Incentives Program that encourages farmers to implement on-farm healthy soils practices. Unlike previous years, matching funds are not required.

Interested farmers and ranchers may contact the Solana Center by emailing Sydney@SolanaCenter.org to schedule an appointment and receive free assistance with the application.

“Solana Center wholly supports innovative programs that encourage reducing our carbon footprint and we’re happy to help our agricultural community make improvements that impact our environmental and public health, watersheds and economy,” said Executive Director Jessica Toth.

HSP is funded by Proposition 68 Parks & Water Bond 2018 fund and California Climate Investments (CCI). CCI is a statewide program that puts billions of Cap-and-Trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities.

Solana Center is a San Diego-based, environmental non-profit that has provided waste diversion and environmental education in San Diego County for over 35 years. Solana Center actively addresses and solves the region’s most pressing environmental issues through the Zero Waste, composting, and water conservation programs that inspire and empower individuals to live sustainably, reduce waste and become change makers in the communities where they live.

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