California Department of Food and Agriculture

Alternative Manure Management Program

Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)


Non-profit organizations, CA Resource Conservation Districts and CA academic institutions are invited to apply for funding to provide technical assistance to potential applicants with their Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) applications. Please refer to the AMMP Technical Assistance Workshops Grants Request for Applications below for details. Applications should be submitted to no later than 5:00 p.m. PDT on August 16, 2017.

Technical assistance will be made available through a $100,000 partnership grant between CDFA and the Strategic Growth Council to achieve the mutual objective of providing technical assistance to AMMP applicants.

CDFA was appropriated $50 million in FY 2016-17 to provide financial assistance to reduce early and extra methane emissions from dairy and livestock operations. CDFA has allocated approximately $9-16 million of these funds to develop and administer a new program on Alternative Manure Management with the objective of reducing greenhouse gas emissions from non-digester manure management practices.

CDFA accepted public comments on the draft Request for Grant Applications for AMMP between July 20, 2017 and August 2, 2017. Comment letters are available here.

Public comments on AMMP framework received between April 17, 2017 and April 28, 2017 are available here.

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Tentative Timeline for the 2016-2018 Alternative Manure Management Program

Item Proposed Dates*
Public/Stakeholder Meetings April 2017
Request for Grant Applications released for public comments and public comment period July 2017
Notice of Funding availability released August 2017
Grant Application Workshops August 2017
Applications proposals due September 2017
Proposal evaluation period October – December 2017
Announce grant awardees January 2018
Project Implementation begins January 2018
*Subject to change