The Dairy Digester Enhancement program is part of the Clean Energy Transition 4 funds provided in the 2019-21 biennial Capital Budget. The funds are provided for grants that enhance the viability of dairy digester projects, including bioenergy, improved energy efficiency, and advanced nutrient recovery systems that produce value-added biofertilizers, reduce trucking of lagoon water, and improve soil health and air and water quality.

  • There will be $970,000 available under a competitive application process.
  • Commerce anticipates making 3-6 awards of $30,000 to $300,000.
  • Awards shall include at least one project east of the Cascades and one project west of the Cascades.
  • There is a minimum  1:1 match requirement of non-state funds, which could consist of applicant self-match, federal grants, private sponsorships or loans.

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