Animal Waste Technology Grants

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Maryland's Animal Waste Technology Fund
provides grant​s to eligible applicants to research or demonstrate innovative, economically feasible animal waste technologies. Proposals for State Fiscal Year 2022 will focus on the development of an Assessment and Strategy Plan that provides updated data on animal waste generated in Maryland and evaluates the feasibility and direction of future projects supported by the Fund. Additional details can be found​ on the Request for Proposals​

Maryland farmers play a key role in helping the state meet 2025 Chesapeake Bay cleanup goals. They follow nutrient management plans when fertilizing crops and are implementing  phosphorus management regulations that may limit their use of manure as a nutrient source. 

To help producers comply with new phosphorus management regulations and remain profitable, Maryland is investing in innovative technologies that add value to the farm business model. 

Established in 2013, the Animal Waste Technology provides grants to companies that demonstrate new technologies on farms and provide alternative strategies for managing animal waste. These technologies may generate energy from animal waste, reduce on-farm waste in local streams, and repurpose manure by creating marketable fertilizer and other products​ and by-products. 

Funding support is provided by the Maryland Energy Administration and  the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. ​

See PDFs at right for more information on projects. 

Updated February 23, 2022

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