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Rural Energy for America Program Technical Assistance Grant

Federal Agency


Office of Rural Development


To provide technical assistance to Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses applying to REAP.

Applicant and/or Project Eligibility Requirements

REAP TAG funds can be used for a wide variety of activities including recruitment of Renewable Energy or energy efficiency projects, identification of electrical engineering services, preparation of REAP applications for Agency financial assistance, as well as preparing reports and assessments necessary to request financial assistance.

Decarbonization Considerations

Renewable energy has a high potential to make energy more affordable and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in rural areas. Consider using this opportunity to develop a renewable energy systems, like wind and solar.

Equity Considerations

Using renewable energy technologies and resources and improving the energy efficiency of the operations will help producers and small businesses lower energy costs. Priorities will be given to applicants assisting distressed or disadvantaged communities

Helpful Tips

Priorities will be given to applicants pursuing projects using underutilized technologies or seeking grants under $20,000. Some states are eligible for a maximum award of $250,000 while others are eligible for $500,000.

Other Notes

If interested, contact your State Rural Development Energy Coordinator to discuss your project and ask any questions about the application process:

Deadline (Announced or Anticipated)

March 21, 2024

Funding Available


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Matching Funds

Not required

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