The California Dept. of Food and Agriculture is accepting public comments until Dec. 24 on its draft Request for Grant Applications (RGAs) for the next round of methane reduction funding. The grants, which will be awarded through its Climate Smart Agriculture Incentives Programs, include the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) and Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). Both programs provide financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters and non-digester manure management practices on dairy and livestock operations, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. These programs also incentivize demonstration of new technologies and practices that show promise in achieving methane reductions on California dairy and livestock operations.
The draft RGAs can be found on the following webpages under the CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation:
• Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP): https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/ddrdp/
• Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP): https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/AMMP/
• AMMP Demonstration Projects: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/AMMP/DemoProject.html
CDFA says comments regarding the draft guidelines must be submitted to the specific email address noted on each draft document listed above.
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