California Department of Food and Agriculture

Alternative Manure Management Program

Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

(NEW) The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) is accepting public comments:

Comments are due to by November 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. PST.

CDFA will conduct four listening sessions and a webinar in October to answer questions related to the program and to provide information on how to comment on the draft RGA. Listening sessions are scheduled for:

Eureka – October 15, 2018, 2:00–4:00 p.m.
Humboldt County Agricultural Building
Agricultural Commissioner’s Conference Room
5630 South Broadway Street
Eureka, CA 95503

Santa Rosa – October 16, 2018, 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner
133 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Tulare – October 23, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Auditorium
4437 S. Laspina Street, Suite A
Tulare, CA 93274

Modesto – October 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m. to noon
Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner’s Office
3800 Cornucopia Way, HI Room
Modesto, CA 95358

Webinar – October 26, 2018
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Location: Webinar
To register for the webinar:

2019 AMMP Listening Session Agenda
2019 AMMP Listening Session Presentation

*2019 AMMP Timeline
2019 AMMP Public Comment Period October 2018
Request for Grand Applications Released December 2018
Application Workshops January 2019
Grant Applications Due February 2019
Review Process March – July 2019
Announce and Award Funding August 2019
* Subject to change.

CDFA received 7 new proposals under the Request for New Management Practices for Inclusion in the Alternative Manure Management Program between May 29 and June 28, 2018.

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 2017 and plans to allocate between $19-$33 million for AMMP and $61-$75 million for DDRDP in 2018.

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.

Are you currently accepting applications?
No. The application period closed on May 22, 2018. 63 applications were received for a total funding request of $34,458,949.

Who can I contact for more information?
If you have questions about CDFA's alternative manure management and dairy methane reduction programs, please email

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