California Livestock Methane Measurement, Mitigation and Thriving Environments Research Program

Applications will be accepted through February 28, 2023.
The California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting grant applications for the California Livestock Methane Measurement, Mitigation and Thriving Environments Research Program, which will award competitive grants to California-based eligible entities for research projects aligned with California’s efforts to successfully implement climate-smart agriculture, with a direct focus on nutrient management and methane reduction from dairy and livestock operations. A total of $5 million is available for assessment of the cost-effectiveness of various livestock methane reduction strategies on a per-metric-ton basis, including comparison of projects funded under the Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) and the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP), as well as alternative methane reduction strategies, such as dietary modifications, and research on manure-based product development.