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Working Facility Cover

Livestock Minimum Requirements Certifications Lifetime Limit
Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head
BQA – Beef and Dairy
Permit - Dairy
1 Reimbursement
$2,500 Maximum Reimbursement
Standard 35% Cost Share / Max $2 per sq. ft.   |    Master 50% Cost Share / Max $3 per sq. ft.
Head of livestock = maximum number of single type, regardless of sex or age, at one time during the last 12 months.

Eligible Items

1.  New structures and additions to existing structures
     •  Structures must be a minimum size of 480 square feet - 2nd level will not be eligible; 16 ft. width minimum
     •  Minimum height - 10 ft. high clearance
     •  Minimum of two openings for livestock access/movement
     •  Use of structure is for covering securely installed livestock working equipment only

Important Notes:
♦ ♦  Working equipment must be arranged in a functional layout at the time of reimbursement
♦ ♦ Minimum setup of equipment under cover includes squeeze chute, alley, and crowding system area
♦ ♦ Livestock equipment is not eligible for reimbursement

2.  Roof-metal, shingles, or polymer coated fabric (e.g., Cover-All, Clear Span, Super Structure, etc.)
3.  Labor - labor provided by applicant is not eligible

Reimbursement Maximums per Square Foot

Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $2,500. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum per square foot.

 1.     35% Cost Share - Standard Producer / $2.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement / Total not to exceed $2,500
 2.     50% Cost Share - Master Producer / $3.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement / Total not to exceed $2,500

1.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.
2.  Livestock working facility cover must conform to the minimum requirements and guidelines of TAEP.

Email workingfacility.cover@tn.gov for additional information.