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Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Feasibility Study Grants

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides grants of up to $50,000 to agricultural producers and small businesses located in rural areas – areas with population of 50,000 or less, for energy audits, renewable energy development, and feasibility studies for renewable energy systems.

Eligible recipients include the following
• farmers
• ranchers
• rural small businesses
• agricultural producers who gain 50 percent or more of their gross income from the agricultural operations
• small businesses that are located in a rural area
• rural electric cooperatives

Eligible projects are those that produce energy from wind, ocean, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro electric and hydrogen-based sources. The energy produced includes heat, electricity, or fuel.

Visit this web site to find contact information for a Rural Energy Coordinator near you: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_Energy_CoordinatorList.html.

Learn More: http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-energy-audit-renewable-energy-development-assistance

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