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USDA has rural energy grants available

Published: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 11:19 a.m. CDT

United States Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications to provide assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Funding is available from USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

USDA is accepting renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement grant applications and combination grant and guaranteed loan applications until April 30; renewable energy system and energy efficiency improvement guaranteed loan only applications until July 15; and renewable energy system feasibility study grant applications through April 30.

For more information on how to apply for funding, contact Mary Warren at 217-403-6218.