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The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program(SWEEP) grant will be opening this Fall for applicants.  SJFB will be a Technical Assistant again and will fill out the grant paperwork for you. SJFB will hold an informational workshop as soon as the State finalizes the grant application and announces the application period.  If you would like to  receive notice about our workshop or interested in applying for the SWEEP grant, please contact Amber now at amber@sjfb.org or (209) 470-1212. 


Example Project Types

  • Improved irrigation water management
  • Soil, Weather, Plant Sensors
  • Micro-irrigation
  • Improved energy efficiency – Pump replacement or retrofit
  • Fuel conversion – Including renewable energy installations
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Low pressure systems
  • Reduced Pumping
  • Other projects that combine water savings and GHG reductions
  • Ag Management List
  • New possible specific funding for Sub-surface drip irrigation to apply dairy effluent to field crops- irrigation system only ($2mill)


Grant Application

The grant application period will be first-come, first serve, so early collecting of a few specific items will be helpful in preparing and completing your application.  Reach out to Amber with questions.

Basic Info required:

  • Project Site location: APN(s) and address/nearest cross streets
  • Current Irrigation System and Practice Description
  • Current Pump Efficiency Test (to calculate Water Saving and GHG Saving)
  • Utility bills/Fuel invoices for pumps for a year
  • Proposed project price quotes
  • Outline of irrigation schedule or Field operational logs for a year
  • Cost Share Secured letter helpful (mainly for large projects)