Program Name: Energy Efficiency and Conservation Loans (RUS)  
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development  
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821  
Phone: 217-403-6200  
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program  
Provides pass-through funding for energy efficiency and conservation projects for residential, commercial, and industrial consumers in rural areas  
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions

Open to: Electric utility companies serving rural areas, existing Rural Utilities Service Electric Program borrower. Rural areas with populations 20,000 and fewer.

Eligible communities can be combined into larger service areas.

Terms and Conditions: Repayment period is 15 years unless geothermal ground- loop source investments or technology have a longer lifespan.

Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
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