United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development
03/31/21 - Deadline for Grants of $20,000 or Less and Loan/Grant of $20,000 or Less Combo Applications; Applications for Unrestricted Grants or Loan/Unrestricted Grant Combo applications are due March 31, 2021; Guaranteed Loans are accepted on a continuous application cycle.
Grants and loans to USA and Puerto Rico agricultural producers and small non-urban businesses for environmentally friendly energy solutions. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended for installing renewable energy systems or making energy efficiency improvements.
Funds may be used for renewable energy systems, such as:
Funds may also be used for the purchase, installation, and construction of energy efficiency improvements, such as:
This program helps increase American energy independence by increasing the private sector supply of renewable energy and decreasing the demand for energy through energy efficiency improvements. Over time, these investments can also help lower energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers.
GrantWatch ID#: 170109
Loan guarantee amounts:
- REAP loans approved in Fiscal Year 2021 will receive an 80 percent guarantee.
Renewable Energy System Grants:
- $2,500 minimum
- $500,000 maximum
Energy Efficiency Grants:
- $1,500 minimum
- $250,000 maximum
Loan guarantees on loans up to 75% of total eligible project costs. Grants for up to 25% of total eligible project costs. Combined grant and loan guarantee funding up to 75% of total eligible project costs.
The loan term will not exceed 40 years.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications for this program are accepted at your local office.
State Offices: https://www.rd.usda.gov/page/state-offices
For questions, contact your State Rural Development Energy Coordinator. See the complete list of coordinators in Supporting Documents below.
You may also contact your local Rural Development office for assistance:
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