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Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

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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.

Funds: Livestock and dairy producers can receive up to $750,000.

Eligible practices include:

  • Either solid separation or conversion from flush to scrape, in conjunction with one of the following practices:
    • Solar drying
    • Daily spread
    • Solid storage
    • Composting
  • Alternative manure treatment and storage, such as:
    • Compost bedded pack barn, or
    • Slatted floor pit storage manure collection
  • Transitioning to a pasture-based system

More examples of CDFA AMMP projects:

If you would like to hear from more dairy farmers who received CDFA AMMP funding, or learn more in-depth about the eligible projects, please check out this website by the California Dairy Quality Assurance Program.

The CDFA's Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) is now OPEN until August 28, 2023. The full RGA (Request for Grant Application) can be found here.