CDFA’s Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) provides financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. CDFA received $99 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund in 2017 (AB 109 - Budget Act of 2017) for methane emissions reductions from dairy and livestock operations. CDFA plans to allocate between 65-80% of the funds as incentives to support digester projects on California dairy operations. Remainder of the funding appropriation will incentivize development of non-digester practices to reduce methane emissions through the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP). DDRDP is guided by the Statement of Principles (PDF) of the California-Federal Dairy Digester Working Group. The Working Group is a partnership of state, federal and local agencies with the common goal of identifying and removing barriers to the wide adoption of dairy digester systems in California.
Application Workshop I
January 3, 2018 - 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner
Room H & I
3800 Cornucopia Way, Suite B
Modesto, CA 95358
Application Workshop II
January 4, 2018 - 1:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m
Tulare County Agricultural Commissioner
4437 S Laspina Street
Tulare, CA 93274
January 8, 2018 - 10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m
Please register for DDRDP Application Assistance Webinar at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.