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Rural Energy for America Program Grants/Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assist (REAP/EA/REDA)

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?
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 Repowering Assistance Payments please contact your Rural Development State Office.


Section 9007-FY 2011 Notice of Funds Availability REAP-EA-REDA_4-14-2011


REAP Interim Rule


Energy Coordinators Contacts


OREGON REAP CONTACTS:

REAP Renewable Energy Assistance, 541-885-0720

REAP Energy Efficiency and Audit Assistance, 541-885-0755

Rural Energy For America Program Grants/Renewable Energy Systems/Energy Efficiency Improvement Program (REAP/RES/EEI)

The REAP/RES/EEI Grants Program provides 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.

How does the B&I Guaranteed Loan Program compare to the Rural Energy for America Program Guaranteed Loan and Grant?

To assist you in determining which program best fit your needs this comparison chart identifies the programs common and distinct requirements in an easy to read format


How much are the grants?
The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and can be up to 25% of total eligible project costs. Grants are limited to $500,000 for renewable energy systems and $250,000 for energy efficiency improvements. Grant requests as low as $2,500 for renewable energy systems and $1,500 for energy efficiency improvements will be considered. At least 20% of the grant funds awarded must be for grants of $20,000 or less.


Who is eligible?
The program is designed to assist farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses that are able to demonstrate financial need. All agricultural producers, including farmers and ranchers, who gain 50% or more of their gross income from the 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.


What types of projects are eligible?
Most rural projects that reduce energy use and result in savings for the agricultural producer or small business are eligible as energy efficiency projects. These include projects such as retrofitting lighting or insulation, or purchasing or replacing equipment with more efficiency units. Eligible renewable energy projects include projects that produce energy from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro power and hydrogen-based sources. The projects can produce any form of energy including, heat, electricity, or fuel.

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

Section 9007 9007-FY 2010 Notice of Solicitation of Applications_4-26-2010

Energy Coordinators Contacts