Farm energy efficiency improvement grants

Program name: 
Agriculture Energy Investment Plan
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Overview

The Agriculture Energy Investment Plan grants of between $50,000 to $1 million (ex GST) helps Victorian farmers improve on-farm energy efficiency. There are 4 different grants:

  1. On-farm energy tier 1 grant (funding up to $50,000)
  2. On-farm energy tier 1 grant - streamlined dairy (funding up to $50,000)
  3. On-farm energy tier 2 grant (funding between $50,000 to $250,000)
  4. On-farm energy tier 3 grant (funding between $250,000 to $1 million)

Grants will be provided on a “dollar for dollar” cash co-contribution basis. Recipients are required to contribute at least 50%t of the total cash costs of the project.

You will need a free on-farm energy assessment, or an equivalent certified on-farm energy assessment conducted in the past two years, to access one of the grants under the Agriculture Investment Energy Plan (AEIP).

Once an on-farm energy assessment is made, you might elect to make simple changes in management practices or decide to apply for a grant which could help you make equipment changes identified in the on-farm energy assessment.

Please note, grants are available to eligible primary producers until March 2020 or until funding is exhausted (whichever comes first). 

Benefits

  • reduce energy use
  • reduce energy bills
  • reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Key eligibility

To be eligible to participate in the program, you must meet the eligibility criteria for each grant type:

  1. On-farm energy tier 1 grant (funding up to $50,000)
  2. On-farm energy tier 1 grant - streamlined dairy (funding up to $50,000)
  3. On-farm energy tier 2 grant (funding between $50,000 to $250,000)
  4. On-farm energy tier 3 grant (funding between $250,000 to $1 million)

Other conditions may apply.

Next steps

Check your eligibility and apply at:

Victorian Government website