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Working Facility Cover

Livestock Minimum Requirements Certifications Lifetime Limit
Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head
BQA – Beef and Dairy
One (1) Reimbursement
$3,500 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.
Goats/Sheep can be combined to meet minimum number requirement.

Eligible Items

1. Working Facility Cover – use of structure is for covering existing livestock working equipment only
    • New structures or additions to existing structures
        ° Minimum size of 480 square feet and minimum width of 16 ft.
        ° Minimum eave height – 10 ft. high clearance
        ° Minimum of two openings for livestock access/movement
        ° Minimum setup of equipment under cover includes squeeze chute, alley, and crowding system area; working equipment must be installed at time of reimbursement; not eligible – livestock equipment
        ° Roof material – metal or polymer coated fabric
        ° Sides/walls (optional) – metal or wood
        ° Labor for construction of Working Facility Cover only; not eligible – labor provided by applicant

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

Reimbursement Maximums per Square Foot

Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $3,500. 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 $3,500
 2.     50% Cost Share - Master Producer / $3.00/sq. ft. max. reimbursement / Total not to exceed $3,500

1.  It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their project is eligible and meets all TAEP criteria.

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