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Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)

Eligible States US/Federal
Type Loan, Grant
Area of Interest Renewable Energy, Agriculture
Description

This program replaces Section 9006 of the 2002 Farm Bill which provided loans, loan guarantees, and grants to purchase renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. Energy efficiency projects typically involve installing or upgrading equipment resulting in a significant reduction in energy use from current operations. REAP grants can provide up to 25 percent of a proposed project's cost, and can also provide a loan guarantee for the full project cost of up to $25 million. The combined amount of a grant and loan guarantee may not exceed 75 percent of the cost of the project. Feasibility studies are now eligible for grants that can cover up to 25 percent of the study's cost.

Eligible Organizations Livestock Producer, Educational Institution, Local Government, Nonprofit, Utility, Small Business, State Government
How to Apply Congress has extended funding for this program through fiscal year 2012. Applications are submitted to the USDA Rural Development State Office in the state where the project is located. A list of the USDA Rural Development State Offices and Energy Coordinators addresses and telephone numbers can be found at the website below.
For More Information http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_Reap.html Exit EPA Disclaimer
Primary Contact Rural Business - Cooperative Service
USDA
Room 5803 South Building, Mail Stop 3201
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20250-3201
(202) 690-4730
webmaster@rurdev.usda.gov

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