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USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Deadline Reminder: TAP Due 03/15; RES & EEI Due 03/31

Opportunity Title:

Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)



This program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system loans for agricultural production and processing.

Grants Award Amounts:

Renewable Energy System Grants:

  • $2,500 minimum

  • $1 million maximum

Energy Efficiency Grants:

  • $1,500 minimum

  • $500,000 maximum

Application Windows for Grants:

Q4: January 1, 2024 - March 31, 2024

Q5: April 1, 2024 - June 30, 2024

Q6: July 1, 2024 - September 30, 2024

(While the grant applications are accepted in windows, the Guaranteed Loans run on a continuous application cycle.)

The purpose of the REAP TAG Program is to enable Applicants to provide technical assistance to Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses applying to REAP, with priority for applications assisting at least two or more of the following types of REAP Applicants:

(a) Agricultural Producers,

(b) REAP applicants pursuing projects located in disadvantaged or distressed communities,

(c) Tribal entities,

(d) REAP Applicants pursuing projects using Underutilized Technologies, and

(e) REAP Applicants pursuing projects under $20,000. To meet this purpose, the Agency will make grants to eligible entities to provide services to assist potential REAP Applicants in submitting Complete Applications.

Total Available Funding: $16,000,000

Maximum Award: $200,000/$500,000

Minimum Award: $100,000

Deadline: March 15, 2024

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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