Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants - American Cities Climate Challenge
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Rural Energy for America Program Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants

Federal Agency

Sub-Department

Rural Development

Purpose

To assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses in eligible rural areas for energy audits, renewable energy technical assistance, and renewable energy site assessments.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

Assistance must be provided to agricultural producers and rural small businesses. Rural small businesses must be located in eligible rural areas. This restriction does not apply to agricultural producers. Be sure to review the program guidance for eligible and ineligible use of funds: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-energy-audit-renewable-energy-development-assistance

Decarbonization Considerations

Grants are provided for energy audits, renewable energy technical assistance, and site assessments for renewable energy.

Equity Considerations

These investments can also help lower energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers.

Helpful Tips

This is funding that governments and partners can use to accelerate adoption of renewable energy at agricultural and business sites. Rural small businesses must be located in eligible rural areas. However, this restriction does not apply to agricultural producers.

Other Notes

Guaranteed Loans are accepted on a continuous application cycle.

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

January 31, 2023

Funding Available

Unknown

Max Award Amount

$100,000

Expected Allocations

Unknown

Average Award (Estimated)

$100,000

Matching Funds

Not required

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