Environment Energy Rural Energy for America Program Grants

Rural Energy for America Program Grants
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The REAP/EA/REDA Grant Program will provide grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance.

How much are the grants?
The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and can be up $100,000. Recipients of an energy audit are required to pay at least 25% of the cost of the audit.

Who is eligible to apply?
Eligible entities include a unit of State, tribal, or local government; institutions of higher education; rural electric cooperatives; or a public power entity. The program is design to assist farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses.

What types of projects are eligible?
Energy audits and renewable energy development assistance will allow agriculture producers and rural small businesses to become more energy efficient and use renewable technologies.

For all projects, the system must be located in a rural area, must be technically feasible, and must be owned by the applicant.

How to Apply
To apply for funding for the REAP Grant Program, please contact your Rural Development State Office.

Click here to download an Energy Coordinators Contacts list in MSWord.

http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/busp/REAPEA.htm

 

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