REAP-Renewable Energy Systems and Enery Efficiency Improvements

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Funding Opportunity ID: 321976
Opportunity Number: RDBCP-11-REAP-RES-EEI-2020
Opportunity Title: REAP-Renewable Energy Systems and Enery Efficiency Improvements
Opportunity Category: Mandatory
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Business and Commerce
Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.868
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are agricultural producers and rural small businesses. All agricultural producers, including farmers and ranchers, who gain 50% or more of their gross income from the agricultural operations are eligible. Small businesses that are located in a rural area can also apply. Rural electric cooperatives may also be eligible to apply. Additional Information on Eligibility:Citizenship – To be eligible, applicants must be individuals or entities at least 51 percent owned by persons who are either: 1) citizens of the United States (U.S.),the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of theMarshall Islands, or American Samoa; or 2) legally admitted permanent residents residing in the U.S.Project – The project must be to conduct a feasibility study for a renewable energy system. Eligible technologies include: projects that produce energy from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro power and hydrogen-based sources. All projects must be located in a rural area and must be owned by the applicant.Legal authority and responsibility – Each applicant must have, or obtain, the legal authority necessary to carry out the purpose of the grant.
Agency Code: USDA-rbcs
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Business and Cooperative Programs
Posted Date: Oct 28, 2019
Close Date: Sep 30, 2020
Last Updated Date: Oct 28, 2019
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $70,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 2000
Description: The Rural Energy for America Program will provide funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements. The Rural Energy for America Program is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and help meet the nations critical energy needs. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: Updated the website to reflect the current Notice.





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