USDA Seeks Grant Applications from Businesses for Energy Projects
USDA Rural Development is seeking applications for its Rural Energy for America Program. The program provides grants and guaranteed loans to farmers and small businesses to support the installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. Applicants may apply for grants up to 25% of the total project costs. Energy efficiency grants can range from $1,500 to $250,000 while renewable energy grants range from $2,500 to $500,000. Examples of former projects include, but are not limited to, the installation of:
- wood pellet boilers
- solar panels
- led lighting
- milk chillers
- reverse osmosis machines
Spring applications are due by April 30, 2018.