Haven't had a chance to check out the podcast yet, but you seem a kindred soul. Thanks for spreading the info!
I've been involved with CSP, CREP, and OWEB (Oregon) grants for almost 10 years.
~$30k in federal money in that span
paid materials for fencing and cross fencing, ram pump, water distribution, hardened creek crossings, and 3500 native trees. State money paid for some erosion control / water storage / hugelculture measures
Note that when you get in these programs, you get tracked in the EWG database http://farm.ewg.org/