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Maryland Department of Agriculture Accepting Proposals for 2023 Animal Waste Technology Fund

The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) is now accepting Fiscal Year 2023 grant proposals for its Animal Waste Technology Fund. Interested applicants should submit a Letter of Intent to the Department by October 21, 2022. Submissions will be reviewed and ranked by MDA in consultation with the Animal Waste Technology Evaluation Committee. High-ranking projects will be invited to submit a full grant proposal by December 30, 2022. MDA defines animal waste as “any waste stream generated by an on-farm animal or waste generated through an animal production process involving Maryland livestock.” Examples of waste generated through an animal production process include dairy wastewater, poultry processing waste, and livestock carcasses. To be eligible for this grant, the project must have strong potential to: Improve public health and the environment Preserve the viability of the agricultural industry; and Have a positive economic development impact on the state. The Animal Waste Technology Fund provides grants to individuals, vendors, and businesses to demonstrate proven innovative technologies to manage animal waste in Maryland. These technologies may reduce the amount of nutrients in animal waste, change the product form or function for alternative uses, or produce energy and other marketable products and by-products from the waste. […]

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