Thursday, 5 March 2020
Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Agriculture Scheme Data
965. To ask the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of applicants in each county for the calf investment scheme; the number still waiting for approvals and claim forms; the number and value of claims made in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3600/20]
The Calf Investment Scheme (CIS) provides grant-aid to farmers to purchase new equipment for a range of investments including calf feeders, computerised calf feeders and milk carts with mixers. Applications were accepted by my Department from 7 January to 28 January 2020.
All applications received under the Scheme have been acknowledged and are currently undergoing administrative checking.
Deposits/expenditure made on or after the date of submission and acknowledgement of an application are considered to be eligible expenditure under the terms and conditions of the scheme. Applicants should be aware, however, that there is no certainty that an eligible application will be approved, even where a deposit or expenditure has been paid. Therefore, such deposits/expenditure made prior to formal approval are at the applicants own risk.
No approvals or claim forms have issued to date.