Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)


CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions.

Program Timeline

Item Timeframe*
Public Comment Period September 17, 2019 – October 16, 2019
Draft RGA for public comments December 10 – December 24, 2019
Training for AMMP Technical Assistance Providers January, 2020
Release of Solicitation February 3, 2020
Grant Application Due April 27, 2020 (5:00 p.m. PT)
Review Process May – September, 2020
Announce Award Funding October, 2020

* Subject to change.

What is the alternative manure management program?

CDFA’s Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. CDFA received $99 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2018 and plans to allocate between $19-$33 million for AMMP and $61-$75 million for DDRDP in 2019.

What is an alternative manure management practice?

Alternative manure management practices involve handling manure in ways that don't involve using an anaerobic digester. Currently, eligible practices for funding through AMMP include: pasture-based based management; solid separation or conversion from flush to scrape in conjunction with some form of drying or composting of collected manure.

How is AMMP Funded?

CDFA receives funding from the Climate Investments program for methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations.

What have been the benefits?

The 103 AMMP projects awarded so far are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 1,034,374 metric tons of CO2e over 5 years.

Does the AMMP fund Demonstration projects?

AMMP Demonstration Projects funds two types of projects:

  1. AMMP Demonstration Projects – New Technologies and Practices will fund projects that demonstrate to a wide audience innovation in the implementation of diverse manure management practices that reduce methane emissions and maximize environmental co-benefits on California dairy and livestock operations.
  2. AMMP Demonstration Projects – Advancing Practices Farmer-To-Farmer will fund projects that demonstrate through farmer-to-farmer outreach, the manure management practices that reduce methane emissions and maximize environmental co-benefits on California dairy and livestock operations.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have questions about CDFA's alternative manure management and dairy methane reduction programs, please email cdfa.oefi_ammp_tech@Cdfa.ca.gov.

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