Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Energy Audit & Renewable Energy Development Assistance (EA/REDA) Grants
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
Grants are provided for energy audits, renewable energy technical assistance, and site assessments for renewable energy.
These investments can also help lower energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers.
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.
Guaranteed Loans are accepted on a continuous application cycle.