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California Department of Food and Agriculture

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California Department of Food and Agriculture
Release #18-061


SACRAMENTO, October 8, 2018 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting public comments on the draft Request for Grant Applications (RGA) for the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP).

The AMMP provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California. More information about the draft RGA can be found on CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) webpage at:

CDFA will hold four listening sessions and a webinar in October to provide information on how to comment on the draft RGA and answer questions related to the program. Listening sessions are scheduled for:

Eureka – October 15, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Humboldt County Agricultural Building
Agricultural Commissioner’s Conference Room
5630 South Broadway Street
Eureka, CA

Santa Rosa – October 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Sonoma County Agricultural Commissioner
133 Aviation Boulevard, Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 

Tulare – October 23, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Auditorium
4437 S. Laspina Street, Suite A
Tulare, CA

Modesto – October 24, 2018
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner's Office
3800 Cornucopia Way, HI Room
Modesto, CA

Webinar – October 26, 2018
10:30 – 12:00 pm

Comments on the draft RGA must be submitted to by November 5, 5:00 p.m. PDT.

The AMMP is part of California Climate Investments (CCI), 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 program also creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. CCI projects include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, recycling, and much more.  At least 35 percent of these investments are located within disadvantaged communities and low-income communities, and they include low-income households across California.  For more information visit the California Climate Investments website at:

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