CDFA Seeking Public Comment on the Next Dairy Digester Research and Development Program Grant Solicitation

CONTACT: Steve Lyle, CDFA Public Affairs, (916) 654-0462 steve.lyle@cdfa.ca.gov

SACRAMENTO- The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting public comments on the DRAFT Request for Grant Applications for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), authorized by the Budget Act of 2016.

An estimated $29-36 million in competitive grant funding will be awarded to provide financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters that result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions from California dairy operations. DDRDP receives funding from the California Climate Investments Program, which use proceeds from the state’s cap-and-trade auctions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while providing a variety of additional benefits to California communities.

The DRAFT Request for Grant Applications is accessible on the CDFA Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) webpage: www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/DD.

CDFA will hold a webinar on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10:00 A.M. to provide information on how to comment on the DRAFT Request for Grant Applications and field questions. To register for the webinar, please visit the program webpage at www.cdfa.ca.gov/go/DD.

Those interested must submit their comments via email to cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov by 5:00 p.m. PST on Tuesday, February 14, 2017.