United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Rural Development
01/31/19 4:30 PM Local Time
Grants to USA and territories local and state governments, Tribes, IHEs, rural electric cooperatives, public power entities, and councils in eligible regions to assist rural small businesses and agricultural producers evaluate their energy efficiency. Required registrations may take several weeks to complete.
The recipient of grant funds, grantee, will establish a program to assist agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating the energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations.
Grantees assist rural small businesses and agricultural producers by conducting and promoting energy audits, and providing renewable energy development assistance (REDA).
This program helps increase American energy independence by increasing the private sector supply of renewable energy and decreasing the demand for energy through energy efficiency improvements. Over time, these investments can also help lower energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers.
The 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. Assistance provided must consist of:
- Energy audits.
- Renewable energy technical assistance
- Renewable energy site assessments
Eligible project costs may include:
- Salaries directly related to the project.
- Travel expenses directly related to conducting energy audits or renewable energy development assistance.
- Office supplies.
- Administrative expenses, up to a maximum of 5% of the grant, which include but are not limited to utilities, office space, operation expenses of office and other project-related equipment.
GrantWatch ID#: 184195
The maximum aggregate amount of energy audit and renewable energy
development assistance grants awarded to any one recipient under this Notice cannot exceed $100,000 for FY 2019.
Obligations of these funds will take place through March 30, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications for this program are accepted year round at your local office: https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/state-offices
For questions, contact your State Rural Development Energy Coordinator. See Supporting Documents below.
Anthony Crooks, Rural
Energy Policy Specialist, USDA Rural Development, Energy Division, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Stop 3225, Room 6870
Washington, DC 20250
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