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DEQ hosts CAFO Improvement Fund application workshop

July 14, 2023

Contact: Mary Anne Nelson, Surface & Wastewater Division Administrator, Mary.Anne.Nelson@deq.idaho.gov

BOISE – The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality, in collaboration with the Idaho Dairymen’s Association, will be hosting a workshop on July 18, 2023, at 10 a.m. (MDT). This workshop will provide information and answer questions regarding applications for the Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) Improvement Fund. The CAFO Improvement Fund, established by the Idaho Legislature in 2022, supports implementation of environmental improvement programs on CAFOs to improve soil, water, and air quality through manure and nutrient management.

The current application period opened on July 1, 2023, and closes on August 31, 2023. Applications will be reviewed for technical completeness, and the CAFO Improvement Fund Committee will rank and provide recommendations on which projects to fund. For state fiscal year 2023, $5 million was transferred to the fund to award to eligible projects.

Resources and instructions for completing an application are on DEQ’s CAFO Improvement Fund page. For more information, contact Mary Anne Nelson at Mary.Anne.Nelson@deq.idaho.gov or (208) 373-0291.

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