Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

Federal Agency


Rural Development


To assist in the development, construction and retrofitting of advanced biofuels, renewable chemicals, and biobased products manufacturing facilities.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

The program provides loan guarantees to financial institutions on behalf of a broad range of eligible entities, including individuals, public and private entities, state and local governments, corporations, tribes, farm cooperatives and agricultural associations, National Laboratories, higher education institutions, and public power entities.

Decarbonization Considerations

This program generally supports two types of projects – biorefineries, and biobased product manufacturing facilities.

Equity Considerations

See the "Equity Design Considerations for Federal Funding" for general considerations and additional sector-based resources:

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Other Notes

Decarbonization strategies may include carbon capture and sequestration and other retrofits to reduce emissions at existing biorefineries.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

2 application cycles each fiscal year. Letter of Intent deadlines: March 2 and September 1 Application deadlines: April 1 and October 1

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Matching Funds

20% match required

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