Ventura County Resource Conservation District
Here is the survey Link
The purpose of CCWAMMP is to offer technical and financial assistance for the implementation of agricultural management measures (MMs) and irrigation efficiency upgrades to improve nutrient and pesticide management and on-farm irrigation efficiency in the Calleguas Creek Watershed (CCW) in accordance with Calleguas Creek Watershed Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs). The project focuses on agricultural lands in three (3) priority areas: two (2) areas in the Revolon Slough sub-watershed and one (1) area in the Frontal Pacific Ocean sub-watershed of the Calleguas Creek Watershed. Funds for this project were provided by a federal grant from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to the State Water Board to implement California’s Nonpoint Source Program pursuant to CWA Section 319(h).
Please use this link to take the CCWAMMP interest survey
There are two (2) components to CCWAMMP:
Component 1 - Irrigation Efficiency Upgrades
This component will model the existing AWUE program. Solicitation for participants will begin in the three (3) priority areas and projects within those areas will be given initial preference. If interest has run short in the three (3) priority areas, other areas of the CCW’s southern subwatersheds will be solicited for just this component.
VCRCD will act as the lead in selecting projects for this component, with Farm Bureau of Ventura County (FBVC) and USDA-NRCS (NRCS) as collaborators.
$150,000 total available for a minmum of five (5) irrigation upgrade projects. Just like AWUE program, all projects must be completed in one (1) year.
Component 2 - Nutrient & Pesticide Management Measures
This component will be conducted in partnership with NRCS to leverage their design expertise and funding opportunities for on-farm improvements. Growers interested in this component will need to work with NRCS to ensure that the design, installation, and implementation of nutrient/pesticide projects meet the agency’s standards and specifications. See eligible management measures for projects below.
To encourage participation, this component will duplicate the cost-share paid by NRCS, providing the grower up to 90% of the total project cost (i.e. if NRCS paid for 40% of the project, this program will contribute another 40%, and the remaining 20% is required of the grower to contribute).
Match will come from the grower’s NRCS payment and their own contribution.
Proof of the grower’s final NRCS payment will be required for cost-share, which will include an itemized list of what and where MMs were installed.
NRCS will act as the lead for this component, with VCRCD and FBVC as collaborators.
Ideally, one (1) project will be implemented in each of the three (3) priority areas, totaling a minimum of three (3) projects. Each project will be required to serve as a "Demonstration Site" for educational purposes.
$183,900 total available for three (3) projects, making about $61,300 available per project.
The project focuses on agricultural lands in three (3) priority areas: two (2) areas in the Revolon Slough sub-watershed and one (1) area in the Frontal Pacific Ocean sub-watershed of the Calleguas Creek Watershed. See map below.
Landowner participants need to be NRCS EQIP eligible.
The end date of the grant is June 30, 2021, meaning ALL projects need to be completed by then.
Contact Jamie Whiteford at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 764-5132.