On-farm energy grants program
Grants have been extended
The AEIP grants program is due to close for applications on 30 June 2020, or sooner if funds are exhausted. Please note that only complete applications will be assessed.
Incomplete applications will be returned to applicants for completion before 30 June 2020. Applications will be assessed in order of receipt of the completed application.
The application deadline for on-farm energy grants available to eligible primary producers has been extended to 30 June 2020 or until funding is exhausted (whichever comes first).
Grants will be provided on a “dollar for dollar” cash co-contribution basis. Recipients are required to contribute at least 50 per cent of the total cash costs of the project.
You will need a valid on-farm energy assessment conducted in the past two years to access one of the grants under the Agriculture Investment Energy Plan (AEIP).
Free on-farm energy assessments are available under the AEIP if you apply before 31 March 2020.
You can also access an AEIP grant if you’ve had an equivalent certified on-farm energy assessment.
Frequently asked questions
When can I apply to get an on-farm energy grant?
Applications are now open.
Do I need an on-farm energy assessment before I can apply for a grant?
Yes. To be eligible for the grants program, you will need to have an on-farm energy assessment completed through the Agriculture Energy Investment Plan (AEIP) or have been advised by us that your previously completed assessment is valid.
On-farm energy assessments form the basis of the grant application and recommend what equipment and systems will improve energy efficiency and energy productivity.
If you do not have a current on-farm energy assessment, free assessments are available through the AEIP.
Once an on-farm energy assessment is completed, what happens next?
Applying for a free on-farm energy assessment doesn't mean you must apply for a grant or make any up-front investments. Undertaking an on-farm energy assessment will provide you with advice and a plan to reduce on-farm energy consumption and bills, which may not require any further upfront investments.
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.