USDA Seeks Grant Applications from Businesses for Energy Projects

USDA Seeks Grant Applications from Businesses for Energy Projects by 4/30

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
  • insulation
  • led lighting
  • milk chillers
  • reverse osmosis machines

Application information can be found on the USDA website for Vermont. Interested applicants can contact Energy Program Coordinator Ken Yearman at  (802) 828-6070  or   Kenneth.yearman@vt.usda.gov.

Spring applications are due by April 30, 2018.