Wednesday, 01 February 2023

CDFA announces funding for 2019 Ag Plate Grant Program

SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Food and Agriculture is currently accepting proposals for the 2019 California Agriculture Special Interest License Plate grant program.

This program provides an estimated $250,000 in grant funding to promote agricultural education and leadership activities for students at the K-12, post-secondary, and adult education levels.

Proceeds generated through the sales of specialized, agriculture-themed license plates through the California Department of Motor Vehicles have made this opportunity available.

“We are very proud of this program and this marks its sixth year of providing agricultural education opportunities,” said CDFA Secretary Karen Ross. “The CalAgPlate Program raises awareness about our rich agricultural production, as well as the stewardship practices of California’s farmers and ranchers in bringing these products to our tables.”

Purchasing a CalAgPlate funds educational opportunities statewide that include agricultural workshops, farm tours, and the state Future Farmers of America Leadership Conference.

The CalAgPlate program has funded more than $1.2 million in youth educational activities since the program's inception.

Funding is available on a competitive basis for eligible agricultural education programs as well as government agencies and nonprofit organizations that administer agricultural education programs. The application deadline is Oct. 7.

For further information and grant application materials, please visit

You can help support agricultural education and the CalAgPlate program by purchasing a special interest license plate at your local DMV office or online today.

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