Program Name: Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants
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
Assists rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits and providing Renewable Energy Development Assistance
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Government organizations, federally recognized Tribes, institutions of higher education, rural electric cooperatives, public power entities, resource conservation and development councils. Businesses must be in rural areas with populations fewer than 50,000. (Population restrictions do not apply to agriculture producers.) Terms and Conditions: Maximum grant amount is $100,000 per year
Application Deadline: January 31, 2025
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
The assistance must be provided to agricultural producers and rural small businesses. Rural small businesses must be located in eligible rural areas. This restriction does not apply to agricultural producers. Assistance provided must consist of: Energy audits, Renewable energy technical assistance, Renewable energy site assessments