The Tennessee Agriculture Enhancement Program (TAEP) cost share application guides are now available for Tennessee producers to pick up at their local UT Extension offices.
This guide may also be accessed on the web at www.TN.gov/agriculture/enhancement. Administrators of the TAEP are encouraging producers to participate in this competitive grant process. There are no major changes in this year’s program from last year. Producers can increase their chance of application approval by making sure the application is complete and submitted in accordance with the guidelines outlined in the application. Before applications are submitted particular attention should be paid to the eligibility requirements and rules sections. When producers have questions they can call the TAEP information line at 1-800-342-8206. TAEP administrators site incomplete applications and applications lacking the requested details as the main reasons for applications not receiving approval. If applicants plan to complete a master producer program in order to receive a greater percentage cost share they must mark that section on their application to be eligible. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture TAEP program strengthens agriculture in Tennessee by providing cost share funds for long term investments in Tennessee’s livestock and farming operations.