Animal Waste Technology Grants

Poultry Litter Storage
The Maryland Department of Agriculture's Animal Waste Technology Fund provides incentives to companies that demonstrate new technologies on farms and provide alternative strategies for managing animal manure. These technologies generate energy from animal manure, reduce on-farm waste streams, and repurpose manure by creating marketable fertilizer and other products and by-products. ​

The Animal Waste Technology Fund helps farmers address challenges in managing manure under Maryland's new nutrient management requirements.  Alternative strategies for complying with these requirements may include altering the nutrient content of organic nutrient sources, using manure for energy generation, or developing new products that add value to improve farm viability. Program funding is provided by the Maryland Energy Administration and by the Chesapeake and Atlantic Coastal Bays Trust Fund. 

The department also seeks funding to provide grants from other sources for technologies that improve manure management and address excess phosphorus. See PDFs at right for more information on projects.

Updated May 27, 2020