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Working Facility Cover

Livestock Minimum Requirements Certifications Lifetime Limit
Cattle - 30 Head
Goats/Sheep - 50 Head
BQA – Beef and Dairy
Not Applicable
$3,500 Maximum Reimbursement
Standard 35% Cost Share  |    Master 50% Cost Share
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

Working Facility Cover — to cover existing livestock working equipment only
• New structures — permanent structures only
• Additions to existing structures — permanent structures only; additions consist of adding square footage to an existing barn in the form of a side shed and/or extension in length

Requirements

• New permanent structures or additions to existing structures; not eligible — carport/garage structures
• Minimum size of 480 sq. ft. and minimum width of 16 ft.
• Minimum eave height — 10 ft. high clearance at the outside of shortest wall
• Minimum of two openings for livestock access/movement
• Roof material — metal or polymer coated fabric
• Sides/walls (optional) — metal or wood; structure cannot be completely enclosed
• Labor for construction of Working Facility Cover; not eligible — labor provided by applicant
• Working equipment must be arranged in a functional layout under the cover at time of reimbursement.
Equipment is not eligible for cost share.

Working Facility Cover Diagram

Approvals will be allocated for the maximum amount of $3,500. Reimbursements will be based on finished project up to maximum per square foot. Examples of how to calculate the reimbursement amount will be included in the reimbursement packet.

  1. 1. 35% Cost Share — Standard Producer
    $2.00/sq. ft. maximum reimbursement
  2. 50% Cost Share — Master Producer
    $3.00/sq. ft. maximum reimbursement
Email working.facility@tn.gov for additional information.