California Department of Food and Agriculture

Dairy Digester Research & Development Program

DDRDP Demonstration Projects

The DDRDP Demonstration Projects will award competitive grant(s) to California dairy operations and digester developers for the implementation of dairy digester projects that demonstrate innovative technologies to achieve long-term methane emission reductions on California dairies and minimize or mitigate adverse environmental impacts.

2019 DDRDP Demonstration Projects Application

CDFA is now accepting applications for the 2019 DDRDP Demonstration Projects. Applications are due by 5:00 p.m. PDT on April 3. Late submissions will not be accepted.

CDFA Application Assistance


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

  • January 23, 2019 (3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) – Tulare
    Edison Bldg. Energy Education Center,
    4175 South Laspina Street, Tulare, CA

    Webinar Link: Click here to register

  • January 24, 2019 (3:00 p.m, – 5:00 p.m.) – Modesto
    Stanislaus Co. Ag Center, Room ABC,
    3800 Cornucopia Way, Modesto, CA

    Webinar Link: Click here to register

Community Outreach

CDFA is partnering with California State University-Sacramento Consensus and Collaboration Program (CCP) to serve as a resource for potential DDRDP applicants to support community outreach efforts. For more information please click here.

Program Timeline

Item Timeframe
Invitation to submit Grant Application December 28, 2018
Grant Applications Due April 3, 2019
Review Process May – August 2019*
Announce and Award Funding September 2019*
* Subject to change.