The application period for the 2019 CAIP Cost-Share has expired.  A total of 106 applications were received and scored based on the scoring system developed by the Governor's Office of Agricutural Policy. 

Round two of funding for the 2019 program has now been allocated and the producers who qualified have been notified.  Seven additional producers were approved and have until Thursday, July 2, 2020, at 4 PM to complete their projects and submit receipts.  At that time the 2019 CAIP will be completed.



Information for Producers Completing 2019 Program

Since we are not permitted to conduct in-person trainings at this time, the University of Kentucky and the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy have provided us with information about Continuing Education opportunities that are available online. 

The GOAP announced that producers will still be required to complete the Educational Requirement form and provide proof of completion.   An Extension agent must also verify participation in the workshop, which can be done by email.

Several online training videos are available on the University’s CAIP-Training web site,  https://anr.ca.uky.edu/caip-training.  The site includes instructions on creating an account to access the videos and to ensure that your proof of completion is sent to our office. 

The KADF has also provided a list of upcoming online Extension events that will meet the requirement:

April 21 (8 PM) - Beef Management Webinar Series – Managing Calves for the Market Zoom Event 

April 22 (2 PM) - UK Horticulture Webinar Wednesday Zoom Event 

April 22 - Kentucky Small Business Development Center Weekly Webinar

April 28  (8 PM) - Beef Management Webinar Series – Recipe for Profit for Backgrounding and Stocker Enterprises 

April 29 (2 PM) - UK Horticulture Webinar Wednesday Zoom Event

April 29 - Kentucky Small Business Development Center Weekly Webinar 

May 5 (8 PM) - Beef Management Webinar Series – Utilizing Technology to Enhance Cattle Management Practices

Forms:

Click on the following links for forms required to complete your project:

Producer Report & Certification

Certification for Educational Requirement

Heifer Affidavit


Program Guidelines

Program areas for the 2019 CAIP Cost Share include:

The program is based on a 50/50 cost-share.  Producers whose applications are approved must complete their project in compliance with the guidelines and submit paid receipts for purchases.  (Please remember payments made in cash are NOT eligible.)   After the review committee approves the receipts, the applicant will be reimbursed 50% of their eligibile expenses. 

The CAIP program is not a first come first served application process, and you do not have to be a member of the Cattlemen's Association or any other organization to be eligible for the program.

This program is made possible through a grant from the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy and the Kentucky Agricultural Development Fund.  For more information, call the Laurel County Extension Office at (606) 864-4167, visit us online at laurel.ca.uky.edu, or stop by our office at 200 County Extension Road, London, Kentucky.  Guidelines are also available from the Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy website at: http://agpolicy.ky.gov.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Will I be reimbursed for the entire amount of the expenses submitted?

No.  All programs are based on a 50/50 cost share.  For example, if you spend 100 dollars on an applicable cost share item within one of the included programs, you will be reimbursed 50 dollars.

What is the Educational Requirement?

CAIP requires the applicant to complete a minimum of one (1) educational component prior to the disbursement of funds.  The workshop, class, or presentation must be related to farm management, production, best management practices or marketing. Examples of types of sessions include field days, Private Pesticide Applicator training, meetings with guest presenters, webinars, etc. 

Are fertilizer and soil amendments a cost share item?

No.  Fertilizer and soil amendments (with the exception of lime) have been removed from the list of eligible cost-share items.

I am going to use lime as a cost-share item this year; do I need a soil test?

Yes.  The soil test must be done BEFORE the lime is applied and the soil test results must indicate that the lime is needed. 

Will the CAIP program pay for labor costs?

Some program areas designate labor as a cost-share item within the program guidelines.  The applicant cannot be reimbursed for their own labor or for labor provided by the applicant's immediate family (example: father/mother, son/daughter, brother/sister, or in-laws.)  Labor receipts must contain the name, address and contact information of each contracted laborer submitted for reimbursement.