Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Loans & Grants

Type: 
Funding
Event Date: 
Grant Deadline: 
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

Program Status: Open. The USDA Rural Business Cooperative-Service Agency is accepting applications for Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance grants to establish programs to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations. Loan applications are accepted throughout the year.

Category: 
Renewable energy, Agriculture, small businesses
Funding Amount: 
Loans: $5,000-$25 million Renewable Energy Grants: $2,500- $500,000 Energy Efficient Grants: $1,500-$250,000
Matching Funds: 
Applicants must provide at least 75% of the project cost if applying for a grant only. Applicants must provide at least 25% of the project cost if applying for loan, or loan and grant combination.
Eligibility: 
Eligibility includes tribal governments.