Alternative Manure Management Program
Milk and dairy products are important protein and nutrient food sources for human health. California leads the nations in milk production. California dairies are some of the most efficient and innovative in the world. One tradeoff is the production of methane, a greenhouse gas and a short-lived climate pollutant, from livestock manure. Management practices exist for reducing methane emissions from animal manure through non-digester methodologies.
CDFA received $50 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2016 (AB 1613 Section 13. Item 8570-101-3228) for methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations. The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) will be developed and implemented by CDFA to support non-digester dairy methane reduction practices. CDFA will allocate $9-16 million from the total $50 million appropriation as incentives to support project development to support the AMMP objective. The remainder of the funding appropriation will incentivize development of dairy digesters through the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program.
CDFA will engage with stakeholders on the development of the program framework in April 2017 (dates provided below). This page will be updated with additional details on meeting time and locations.
Monday, April 17, Sacramento
Friday, April 21, Santa Rosa
Monday, April 24, Fresno
Friday, April 28, Webinar
Tentative Timeline for the 2016-2018 Alternative Management Practice Program
|Public/Stakeholder Meetings||April 2017|
|Notice of Funding availability released||July 2017|
|Grant Application Workshops||July - Aug 2017|
|Applications proposals due||August 2017|
|Proposal evaluation period||Aug – Sept 2017|
|Announce grant awardees||October 2017|
|Project Implementation begins||November 2017|
|*Subject to change|