CDFA SEEKS PUBLIC COMMENTS ON DRAFT FUNDING SOLICITATIONS FOR THE DAIRY DIGESTER RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM Release #18-062 Print This Release

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SACRAMENTO, October 8 - The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) is now accepting public comments on the draft Request for Grant Applications (RGA) for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP).

The DDRDP provides financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters on commercial dairy operations in California.

The RGA can be found on CDFA’s Office of Environmental Farming and Innovation (OEFI) webpage at: https://www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/ddrdp/.

CDFA will hold two listening sessions and a webinar in October to provide information on how to comment on the draft RGA and answer questions related to the program. Listening sessions are scheduled for:

Tulare – October 23, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Agricultural Commissioner/Sealer Auditorium
4437 S. Laspina Street, Suite A
Tulare, CA

Modesto – October 24, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
Stanislaus County Agricultural Commissioner's Office
3800 Cornucopia Way, HI Room
Modesto, CA

Webinar – October 26, 2018
9:00 am – 10:30 am
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8657488980176467969

Comments on the draft RGA must be submitted to cdfa.oefi@cdfa.ca.gov by November 5, at 5p.m. PDT.

The DDRDP is part of California Climate Investments (CCI), a statewide program that puts billions of cap- and-trade dollars to work reducing GHG emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities.  The cap-and-trade program creates a financial incentive for industries to invest in clean technologies and develop innovative ways to reduce pollution. CCI projects also include affordable housing, renewable energy, public transportation, zero-emission vehicles, environmental restoration, recycling, and much more.  At least 35 percent of these investments are located within disadvantaged communities and low-income communities, and they benefit low-income households across California.  For more information, visit the California Climate Investments website at:  www.caclimateinvestments.ca.gov.

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