Program Name: Empowering Rural America Program (RUS)
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
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Website: https://tinyurl.com/3d96vxuf
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
The Empowering Rural America (New ERA) program helps rural Americans transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy. By reducing air and water pollution, New ERA funding improves health outcomes and lower energy costs for people in rural communities. New ERA program funding is available to member-owned rural electric cooperatives, which have been the backbone of America’s rural power delivery for nearly a century.
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Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Current or former Rural Utilities Service or former Rural Electrification Administration borrowers, rural electric cooperatives, and subsidiaries
Application Deadline: Closed
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How Must Funds Be Used:
Funds can be used to make energy efficiency improvements to eligible generation and transmission systems, to purchase, build, or deploy renewable energy, zero-emission systems, carbon capture storage systems, or to purchase renewable energy.