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Alternative Manure Management Program

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.

The AMMP Grant Application

The AMMP is now accepting grant applications until 5:00 p.m. PT on April 3, 2019. Late submissions will not be accepted.

The application documents are listed below:

To apply, CLICK HERE

For AMMP Demonstration Projects, CLICK HERE


CDFA Application Assistance

To assist in the application process, CDFA is providing workshops at the following times and locations.

Agenda
Presentation

Date and Time Location Webinar Registration
(for remote attendees)
1/10/19
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Sonoma County Dept. of Agriculture
133 Aviation Blvd., Ste 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Click here to register
1/16/19
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Humboldt County Dept. of Agriculture
5630 S. Broadway St
Eureka, CA 95503
Click here to register
1/23/19
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Tulare County Energy Education Center
4175 S. Laspina St
Tulare, CA 93274
Click here to register
1/24/19
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Stanislaus County Dept. of Agriculture
3800 Cornucopia Way
Modesto, CA 95358
Click here to register

Technical Assistance

CDFA has partnered with California Universities, Resource Conservation Districts and non-profit organizations to provide free-of-cost, on-demand technical assistance to potential applicants. A list of technical assistance providers is available.

List of Technical Assistance Providers – Updated on January 18, 2019


Program Timeline

Item Timeframe
Notification of funding (solicitation release) December 28, 2018
Grant Applications Due April 3, 2019
Review Process May – August 2019*
Announce and Award Funding September 2019*
* 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 58 AMMP projects awarded so far are expected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by an estimated 716,800 metric tons of CO2e over 5 years.

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@cdfa.ca.gov.


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