Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) is available to eligible dairy farms and commercial fodder producers*. To be eligible for funding, applicants must meet the guidelines of the FAS and attend a DFWP workshop/farm walk or have an On Farm System Assessment (OFSA) conducted on their system since 1 January 2009.
The FAS comprises of two grants:
i. System Improvement Implementation Scheme Grant (up to a maximum of $5,000); and
ii. Efficiency Achievement Grant (up to a maximum of $10,000).
Grants are calculated at 50% of GST exclusive value of capital cost for eligible equipment.
Provided proposed works meet the criteria under the FAS scheme, which includes both the System Improvement Implementation Scheme Grant and Efficiency Achievement Grant, the maximum overall total per enterprise is $15,000 (excluding GST).
Financial Assistance Scheme (FAS) Guidelines
All Queensland dairy and commercial fodder producers are encouraged to take part in the program, and can do so by contacting the QDO on (07) 3236 2955, or by email email@example.com for more information.
The program is funded through the Queensland Department of Environment and Resource Management’s Rural Water Use Efficiency and South East Queensland Irrigation Futures program, and is supported by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation, Queensland.