Merced County Cooperative Extension
Merced County Cooperative Extension
Merced County Cooperative Extension
University of California
Merced County Cooperative Extension

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 AMMP application period is currently closed. Please check back later in 2021 for updates on future rounds of funding. For a list of 2020 awardees, click here.

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

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