Rural System Energy Audit Grants, Due June 9

Rural Energy for America Program Grants/Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assist (REAP/EA/REDA)

This notice announces the request for grant applications from units of State, tribal or local government, land-grant colleges, universities, or other institutions of higher education (including 1994 Land Grant (Tribal Colleges) and 1890 Land Grant Colleges and Historically Black Universities), rural electric cooperatives, and public power entities to provide energy audits and renewable energy development assistance for agricultural producers and rural small businesses. Due date is June 9, 2009.

The REAP/EA/REDA Grant Program will provide grants for energy audits and renewable energy development assistance. How much are the grants?The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and can be up $100,000. Recipients of an energy audit are required to pay at least 25% of the cost of the audit.

Who is eligible to apply?
Eligible entities include a unit of State, tribal, or local government; institutions of higher education; rural electric cooperatives; or a public power entity. The program is design to assist farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses.

What types of projects are eligible?
Energy audits and renewable energy development assistance will allow agriculture producers and rural small businesses to become more energy efficient and use renewable technologies.For all projects, the system must be located in a rural area, must be technically feasible, and must be owned by the applicant.

Contact your GFA client if you are interested in applying by June 9!

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Rural System Energy Audit Grants, Due June 9

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