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Title Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants
Added on 2019-02-05
Closing Date 2019-04-01
Bid Link Click Here
Description Applications for Grants of $20,000 or Less | Guaranteed Loan/Grant of $20,000 or Less Combo Applications: April 1, 2019
Applications for Unrestricted Grants | Guaranteed Loan/Unrestricted Grant Combo Applications: April 1, 2019
Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants: January 31, 2019
Guaranteed Loans: Continuous Application Cycle

What does this program do?
Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.

Who may apply?

Agricultural producers with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations, and
Small businesses in eligible rural areas.

How may the funds be used?
Funds may be used for renewable energy systems, such as:

Biomass (for example: biodiesel and ethanol, anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels)
Geothermal for electric generation or direct use
Hydropower below 30 megawatts
Hydrogen
Small and large wind generation
Small and large solar generation
Ocean (tidal, current, thermal) generation

What funding is available?

Loan guarantees on loans up to 75% of total eligible project costs
Grants for up to 25% of total eligible project costs
Combined grant and guaranteed loan funding up to 75% of total eligible project costs
Organization USDA
Location Various, Various, United States
Contact Name various contacts
Email contacts at https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/RBS_StateEnergyCoordinators.pdf