The Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program (TAEP) was established in 2005 to provide cost share dollars to agricultural producers for the purpose of making long-term investments in Tennessee farms and communities. Participation allows producers to maximize farm profits, adapt to changing market situations, improve operation safety, increase farm efficiency, and make positive economic impact in their communities.
The annual application period is October 1 – 15, 2018. Approval notifications are scheduled to be mailed in mid-December. Program purchases can be made starting October 1, 2018 and must be completed by the program’s final reimbursement request deadline. Participants are encouraged to make purchases and submit reimbursement requests in a timely manner to avoid processing delays at deadline time. Payments are based upon expenses for eligible program items.
Important Dates and Deadlines
|2018 Application Period||Application Period Closed|
|Request to Decline Funding - Livestock Equipment||March 1, 2019|
|Reimbursement Request - Livestock Equipment||April 1, 2019|
|Request to Decline Funding - Genetics, Grain Storage, Hay Storage, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Cover, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification||August 1, 2019|
|Reimbursement Request - Genetics, Grain Storage, Hay Storage, Livestock Solutions, Working Facility Cover, Poultry Grower, Producer Diversification
||September 1, 2019|