Program Name: Powering Affordable Clean Energy (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  
Finances wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, or biomass renewable energy projects. Energy storage projects related to a renewable energy project are also eligible.  
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions

Open to: Corporations, government organizations, Indian Tribes and Alaska Native corporations, utility districts, cooperatives, nonprofits, for-profit corporations and LLCs. At least 50 percent of the population served must live in communities with populations of 20,000 or fewer.

Terms and Conditions: Up to 60 percent of the loan can be forgiven if the project meets certain criteria

Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Among other things, funds can be used to finance wind, solar, hydro power, geothermal, or biomass renewable energy projects