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Deadline for California alternative manure management program approaching

July 20, 2023  by  Bree Rody

Only one month remains for California commercial dairy and livestock farmers to apply for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP).

The grant program awards competitive grants to California dairy and livestock operations for the implementation of manure management technologies and practices that result in long-term methane emission reductions and maximize environmental benefits.

The program is a result of $48 million appropriated to the CDFA for methane emission reductions from dairy and livestock operations. That $48 million will be split evenly through the AMMP and the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP). Approximately $20.9 million will be available for the 2023 AMMP, which includes an allocation for technical assistance grants under. The 2023 DDRDP will have approximately $11.4 million available to support digesters that reduce methane emissions from dairy operations.

CDFA will fund up to 100% of the total project cost with a maximum grant award of $750,000 per project. Matching funds are strongly encouraged. The maximum project term is thirty (30) months. The grant agreement term for awarded projects is anticipated to begin March 1, 2024 and end August 31, 2026. California farmers, ranchers, and California Native American Tribes are eligible to apply.


For more information on eligibility and guidelines, click here.


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