March 5, 2014 – The Dairy Nutrient Management Program is issuing a call for proposal(s) for 2014 Livestock Nutrient Management Account Grants.
Proposals are due April 15, 2014.
The Dairy Nutrient Management Program is a water quality program that enforces the state’s Dairy Nutrient Management Act, designed to protect all the state’s water from nutrients in manure. The grant account is administered by the Washington Department of Agriculture (WSDA).
The Livestock Nutrient Management Account provides grants to conduct research or provide educational opportunities that will assist livestock operations comply with state and federal water quality laws. The account is funded from penalties collected from dairies that violate the Dairy Nutrient Management Act.
Research proposals may address either regional or statewide questions regarding nutrient management or impacts to surface or groundwater from dairy nutrient management activities.
Education proposals may be for either regional or statewide activities providing education on state and federal dairy water quality issues and programs. Or they may give information and tools necessary or useful in implementing successful dairy nutrient management to protect water quality.
Conservation districts, land grant university or other organizations that can show expertise in the area for which they are applying.
Additional details and the application form can be downloaded at http://agr.wa.gov/FoodAnimal/Livestock-Nutrient/.