CDFA Seeks Comments on Cap-and-Trade-Funded Alternative Manure Management Program Posted on August 1, 2017 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Sacramento, Calif., (August 1, 2017) – The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting public comments on Requests for Grant Applications (RGA) for the new Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). CDFA was appropriated $50 million dollars from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund, authorized by the Budget Act of 2016, to provide financial assistance for early and extra methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations. The AMMP offers grants to California dairy and livestock operations to implement non-digester manure management practices that reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. AMMP is one of two programs designed by CDFA to reduced early and extra methane emissions from dairy and livestock operations. The RGA for AMMP can be found on the CDFA Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) webpage: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/AMMP/. CDFA will hold a webinar on July 25, 2017 at 10:00 am to provide information on how to comment on the DRAFT RGA and answer questions. To register for the webinar, please visit the program webpage at https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/AMMP/ . Comments regarding the DRAFT RGA can be submitted to email@example.com no later than 5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, August 2, 2017. The AMMP is part of California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy and improving public health and the environment — particularly in disadvantaged communities. The cap-and-trade program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. California Climate Investment projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, more sustainable agriculture, recycling and much more. At least 35 percent of these investments are made in disadvantaged and low-income communities. For more information, visit California Climate Investments.