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Grant Funding Assistance & Funding Opportunities

Water sustainability goals are challenging farmers to use every drop wisely. To help, technical and funding assistance programs are available.

Grant Assistance Program

With the goal of sustainable and resilient water resources, voluntary programs have been developed to improve management strategies and practices that address critical water quality and supply issues. To this end, the Farm Bureau seeks to promote opportunities for technical and financial assistance programs through local partners.

Calleguas Creek Watershed Agricultural Management Measure Program (CCWAMMP)

Eligibility open to any grower in the lower Calleguas Creek Watershed who is looking for irrigation, nutrient management, and/or sediment management assistance. The program can cover 60-90% of project cost. To apply, contact RCD at the email or phone number below.

Questions? Visit the CCWAMMP webpage or contact Jamie Whiteford at [email protected] or 805-764-5132.

Interactive Irrigation Management to Reduce the Leaching of Nitrogen (IIMRLN)

Eligibility open to any grower interested in irrigation and nutrient management assistance. The program provides free soil moisture monitoring equipment, expert irrigation and fertilizer planning, and development of Nitrogen Management Plans. To apply, contact RCD at the email or phone number below.

Questions? Visit the IIMRLN webpage or contact Jamie Whiteford at [email protected] or 805-764-5132.

USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) Funding assistance programs

For more information on the assistance programs offered through NRCS, including a free conservation plan developed specifically for your farm or ranch, contact Dawn Afman, District Conservationist, at (805) 984-2358 x101 or by email at [email protected]

You Can Support Ventura County’s Farms & Farmers​

Everyone is eligible to join. Whether you're a farmer, rancher, business owner or simply a resident who appreciates Ventura County's delicious, locally grown food, there is a Farm Bureau membership that fits your interests and budget.