Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants
USDA RD’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.
- Agricultural producers, in rural or non-rural areas, with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations can apply.
- Funds may be used for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable energy systems, such as: solar and wind generation, geothermal, and biomass (biodiesel and ethanol, anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels).
- Funds may also be used for the purchase, installation and construction of energy efficiency improvements, such as: HVAC, lighting, insulation, cooling/refrigeration, doors and windows.
Deadline to apply is May 2, 2016