The California Department of Food and Agriculture's (CDFA) 2019 Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP) awards competitive grants to California dairy operations and digester developers for the implementation of dairy digesters that result in long-term methane emission reductions on California dairies and minimize or mitigate adverse environmental impacts.
California Climate Investments (GGRF)
The Sustainable Agricultural Lands Conservation (SALC) Program utilizes Cap-and-Trade proceeds to protect agricultural lands on the outskirts of cities and near residential neighborhoods from development. All applicants interested in submitting an easement application are required to submit a pre-proposal by the deadline listed to be considered for funding.
April 17, 2019: Pre-Proposal Deadline
September 13, 2019: Application Deadline
The Alternative Manure Management Program (AMMP) provides financial assistance for the implementation of non-digester manure management practices in California, which will result in reduced greenhouse gas emissions. Alternative manure management practices involve handling manure in ways that don't involve using an anaerobic digester. Currently, eligible practices for funding through AMMP include: pasture-based based management; solid separation or conversion from flush to scrape in conjunction with some form of drying or composting of collected manure.
The State Water Efficiency and Enhancement Program (SWEEP) provides financial assistance in the form of grants to implement irrigation systems that reduce greenhouse gases and save water on California agricultural operations. Eligible system components include (among others) soil moisture monitoring, drip systems, switching to low pressure irrigation systems, pump retrofits, variable frequency drives and installation of renewable energy to reduce on-farm water use and energy. (Prop 68)
Authorized with the passage of Assembly Bill 109 (Ting, Budget Act of 2017, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017) and Senate Bill 856 (Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, Chapter 30, Statutes of 2018), REAP will provide $10 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF) to support onsite renewable energy projects in the agriculture sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
CONCEPT PROPOSAL SOLICITATION DUE: FEBRUARY 28, 2019
This voluntary program is designed to help households replace an uncertified wood-burning stove, fireplace insert, or fireplace used as a primary source of heat with a cleaner burning and more efficient heating device. The current 2018/2019 program offers vouchers toward the purchase and installation of a natural gas, propane, electric, or EPA-certified wood-burning heating device.
The 2019 Social Equity Forest Improvement Grant Program is funded by a grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), which received money in the 2017-18 State Budget from the California Climate Investments Program to support projects that combat climate change.
The Strategic Growth Council was allocated $18 million in California Climate Investments Program funds in the fiscal year 2018-2019 budget to administer a second round of grant awards to support the California Climate Change Technology and Solutions Initiative.
The purpose of this initiative is to invest in clean technology development and deployment to help bridge the gap to new technologies, modeling, and analysis, leading to greater greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions and resilience statewide.
The Local Coastal Program Local Assistance Grant Program provides funds to support local governments in completing or updating Local Coastal Programs (LCP) consistent with the California Coastal Act, with special emphasis on planning for sea-level rise and climate change. DUE SEPT. 14, 2018.
(CCI / GGRF)