Dairy Digester Research and Development Program

Dairy Digester Research and Development Program

The program was administered in two Phases: Phase I provided $11.1 million for digester development grants to implement dairy digesters that reduce methane emissions from dairy manure in California and Phase II provided $225,000 for research and demonstration projects to study and facilitate changes in manure management practices at California dairies that will directly result in GHG emission reductions. Recipients of these funds were California dairy producers and dairy digester development and implementation businesses (Phase I) and California research universities and non-profit organizations (Phase II).

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State Water Efficiency & Enhancement (SWEEP)

State Water Efficiency & Enhancement (SWEEP)

SWEEP provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement crop irrigation systems that both reduce GHGs and save water on California agricultural operations. Project components that are eligible for funding include the use of sensors to improve irrigation scheduling, the use of micro-irrigation systems, pump improvements or retrofits, fuel conversion, use of low pressure irrigation systems, installation of variable frequency drives, and reduction of pumping

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Woodsmoke Reduction

Woodsmoke Reduction

This program will offer financial incentives for homeowners to replace old, inefficient, and highly polluting wood stoves with cleaner burning and more efficient home heating devices. California residents using uncertified wood stoves or inserts as their primary heat source will be eligible for incentives towards the purchase and installation of qualifying devices. The incentive amount will vary depending on the location of the residence and the household income, with some households qualifying for the full replacement cost. 

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