The 2020 HSP includes several changes to the Incentives Program, including a rolling application period (Feb 27th - June 26th) , with awards granted on a first-come basis. The HSP Demonstration Projects applications are due by April 23 .

Additional changes are as follows: Inclusion of budgetary payments in the greenhouse-gas calculator COMET-Planner Tool; use of the RePlan Tool for agricultural field identification; a reduced number of questions for a more streamlined application process; and unprecedented technical assistance, including CDFA-funded providers and 10 dedicated Community Education Specialists through the UC Cooperative Extension Services Agriculture and Natural Resources.