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Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP)

The Alternative Manure Management Program helps dairy and livestock producers decrease their manure-derived methane emissions by transitioning from one manure management system to another. It does not provide funds for the installation of an anaerobic digester. It awards funds up to $750,000.

Source: California Agriculture 72(4):226-235
Source: California Agriculture 72(4):226-235

Eligible practices include:

  • Solid separation, in conjunction with one of the following practices:
    • Solar drying
    • Daily spread
    • Solid storage
    • Composting
  • Conversion from flush to scrape, in conjunction with one of the following:
    • 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

What does this look like?

Here is Scott Magneson of Merced County, talking about his AMMP grant:

 

How to apply:

The grant process includes a web-based application consisting of a series of questions that can be saved and returned to before submitting: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/AMMP/

Projects located in 'Severely Disadvantaged Communities' (SDACs) receive priority funding. For more info and to see if you are located in a SDAC, click here.

Deadlines:

The 2019 deadline has now passed and applications are under review by CDFA. Recipients are expected to be announced in September 2019. To see a list of 2018 awardees, click here. 

If you are considering a 2020 AMMP application, it is helpful to obtain the necessary permits and quotes for projects before starting the application.

Please contact UC Cooperative Extension specialist Caddie Bergren at cmbergren@ucanr.edu for questions or help with the application.