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Grants to Maryland Nonprofits, For-Profits, Individuals, and Agencies for Projects Addressing Farm-Related Waste

Animal Waste Technology Grant - Demonstration of Innovative Technologies to Manage Animal Waste


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Funding Source
Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland

Important Dates
LOI Date: 10/25/23
Deadline: 01/05/24 5:00 PM Local Time Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Maryland nonprofit and for-profit organizations, individuals, and government agencies for projects addressing farm-related waste. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to submitting a full proposal. The goal of the program is to support the development and implementation of innovative and proven technologies to manage animal waste in Maryland.

The Animal Waste Technology Fund’s (AWTF) purpose is to encourage the development and implementation of proven and innovative technologies that manage animal waste in a manner that: (1) reduces the amount of nutrients in the waste; (2) changes the product’s form or function for alternative uses; or (3) produces energy or other marketable products from the waste. Additional consideration will be given to projects that also address climate and community benefits from the project scope.

For purposes of AWTF, animal waste is defined as “any waste stream generated by an on-farm animal or waste generated through an animal production process involving Maryland livestock.” Examples of the latter could include, but is not limited to, dairy wastewater, poultry processing waste, or livestock carcasses. To be eligible for financial assistance, the Project must have strong potential to:

  • Improve the public health and the environment;
  • Preserve the viability of the agricultural industry; and
  • Have a positive economic development impact in the State.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Who is Eligible:
- Individuals, businesses and non-profits in good standing to do business in Maryland, and State and local government entities.
- The proposed technology must have been previously implemented and be either commercially available or proven to function as described in the proposal.
- Proposed projects must be located in Maryland.
- Proposals must verify that a site has been secured to implement the technology.
- The applicant, identified subcontractors, experts, or partners need at least three years of experience with the proposed animal manure technology.

Technologies in the research and development stage are not eligible.

Pre-Application Information
- Request issued: September 22, 2023
- Letters of Intent due: October 25, 2023 by 5 p.m. local time
- Invitation for Full Proposals issued: November 10, 2023
- Final proposals due: January 5, 2024
- Grant awards announced: May 1, 2024

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Estimated Size of Grant
There are no minimum or maximum amounts for requests.

Term of Contract
The Grantee is expected to perform all necessary work under the Grant Agreement within two years.

Contact Information
Please submit your Letter of Intent package to

Program Contact:
Alisha Mulkey
Maryland Department of Agriculture
Office of Resource Conservation
50 Harry S. Truman Parkway
Annapolis, MD 21401

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