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.
Please note that the AMMP application submission deadline has been extended until 5:00 p.m. PT, April 27, 2020.
The application documents are listed below
Click here to apply
- Request for Grant Applications
- Supporting Templates and Attachments
- Preview of Application Questions
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
To assist with the application process, CDFA is providing three workshops at following times and locations
- February 18, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner Office
Room HI – 3800 Cornucopia Way,
Modesto, CA 95358
- February 19, 2020 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
USDA-NRCS – Petaluma Field Office
Mystic Room – 5401 Old Redwood Highway, Ste 100
Petaluma, CA 94954
- February 20, 2020 from 10:30 a.m. to Noon
UC Merced Center, Fresno
Mariposa Room – 550 E Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
CDFA received public comments and stakeholders on draft solicitation documents for Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) and AMMP Demonstration Projects between December 10, 2019 and December 24, 2019. CDFA’s responses to the public comments is available here. (New)
CDFA received public comments on program framework for Dairy Methane Programs between September 17, 2019 and October 16, 2019. CDFA’s responses to public comments are available here.
AMMP Program-Level Data of Executed and Funded Grant Projects, click here (New)
AMMP Project-Level Data of Executed and Funded Grant Projects, click here (New)
For AMMP Demonstration Projects, click here
Climate Smart Ag, Episode 6: Robert Gioletti & Sons Dairy
AMMP has had a positive effect on Devin Gioletti’s family farm, Robert Gioletti & Sons Dairy which is located in Turlock, Stanislaus County. (3:50)
|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|
|Announce Award Funding|
* 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.
Does the AMMP fund Demonstration projects?
AMMP Demonstration Projects funds two types of projects:
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The AMMP Program is accepting applications.