2014 CalAgPlate Program
The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is please to award $215,670 in 2014 CalAgPlate Program funds for projects that will promote and administer agricultural education and leadership programs for students, teachers and youth under the 2014 California Special Interest License Plate (CalAgPlate) grant program. The CalAgPlate program is funded with proceeds generated through the sale of specialized, agriculture-themed license plates through the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV).
2014 CalAgPlate Award Information
About the California Agriculture Special Interest License Plates
In April 2013, the first CalAgPlates were issued by the DMV — establishing the California Agriculture Special Interest License Plate. The issuance of the plates was approximately a three year effort that first began in 2010. In order for a Special Interest License Plate to be established, more than 7,500 paid reservations needed to be received. As a result of the efforts of many student volunteers and agricultural organizations this was made possible. Currently more than 17,000 CalAgPlates have been issued.
Annual revenue generated from the original purchase and renewal of CalAgPlates helps to support the CalAgPlate Grant Program. This grant program is anticipated to make more than $225,000 available on an annual basis to support agricultural education in California. The 2014 CalAgPlate Grant Program is the inaugural funding opportunity associated with the California Agriculture Special Interest License Plate.
Help support agricultural education and CalAgPlate program by purchasing a Special Interest License Plate here.