Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program (TAEP) 2021 | Tennessee Farm Equipment Grants
The Tennessee Ag Enhancement Program (TAEP) provides financial assistance to Tennessee Farmers. Established in 2005, TAEP aims to help local agricultural businesses in improving their farm operations. For livestock producers in particular, plenty of opportunities for funding are available with categories such as: Livestock Equipment, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Structures, Genetics, Herd Health, and many more.
Important Dates for Livestock Producers:
- Application Period: 2022 Dates TBD
- Approval Notification: Mid-December via Postal Mail
- Eligible Purchase Period: Current period expiry October 7, 2021
- Reimbursement Request Deadlines:
- April 1, 2022 - Hay & Livestock Equipment
- June 1, 2022 - Genetics
- August 1, 2022 - Dairy Solutions, Herd Health, Livestock Solutions, Permanent Working Structures, Row Crop Solutions, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification
- Be a citizen of the United States of America, or lawfully present in the United States.
- Tennessee resident operating a farm located in Tennessee.
- Be at least 18 years old during the application period.
- Have filed a Federal IRS Schedule F (Form 1040), Profit or Loss from Farming, within the last two years.
- Have an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of less than (or equal to) $900,000 in previous two tax years
- Meet minimum livestock & acreage requirements
- Must have appropriate and up-to-date certification based on type of livestock. For beef and dairy cattle, current Beef Quality Assurance Certification is required.
- BQA is a 2-hour course on cattle management and care. You can sign up for in-person training sponsored by TCA or take the 24/7 course available online.
- BQA Review Guide - Best Practices for Best Ranking
- Read Why BQA is Important in the Cattle Industry
How to Apply:
- Acquire Beef Quality Assurance Certification.
- Fill out the application form.
- Submit form during the application period (October 1-7) via:
- TAEP Website
- Your local Co-op
- Postal Mail (based on postmark date)
Note: Hand delivery is not permitted in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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