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USDA Seeks Applications for Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency Loan Guarantees and Grants

Erin McDuff
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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is seeking applications for loan guarantees and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency improvement projects.

Eligible agricultural producers and rural small businesses may apply for funding through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) to install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements to their operations to help reduce energy costs and consumption.

Eligible renewable energy systems include those that produce energy from wind, solar, renewable biomass (including anaerobic digesters), ocean, geothermal, and small hydroelectric sources, as well as hydrogen derived from renewable sources.

The deadlines to apply for grants are October 31, 2019, and March 31, 2020. Applications for loan guarantees are accepted year-round.

To discuss a potential project, contact Nathan Brown, Energy Coordinator, (541) 801-2685. Additional information is also available on page 45713 of the August 30, 2019, Federal Register.