The USDA grant is geared towards Agriculture producers as well as the small farmer/business owner that has 50 % or more of their gross income from agriculture operations. Specifically, the award is geared towards renewable energy and energy efficiency upgrades. See below:
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Name of Grant: REAP -Rural Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements. Funder: Us Department of Agriculture
Link to the RFP: REAP
Deadline: Dependent upon application type.
Amount Available Per Grant: Up to $500,000
Number of Awards: Unspecified
General Eligibility: Agricultural producers, including farmers and ranchers, who gain 50% or more of their gross income from agricultural operations are eligible. Small businesses that are located in a rural area can also apply. Rural electric cooperatives may also be eligible to apply.
Any Evaluation Limitations?: Evaluation not required
Is there an Eligibility List?: No
Cost Share: 75%
How Funding Can be Used: Do you need a grant to help pay for your farm’s energy upgrades? Consider this program today! The USDA provides guaranteed loans and grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. It also provides funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. Contact Resource Associates today for professional assistance with this important application
* For renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications: March 30, 2012. For renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loan only applications: On a continuous basis up to June 29, 2012. For renewable energy system feasibility study applications: March 30, 2012. For energy audits and renewable energy development assistance applications: February 21, 2012.
Please contact Heath Faulkner by phone at 505.326.4245 or via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible to discuss the details.
Full Link to RFP: http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?I &mode=VIEW&oppId=140654