Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of up to $7 million in Fiscal Year 2014 for competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs.

The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct,

credit:


or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities with average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeding 275 percent of the national average.

On-grid and off-grid renewable energy projects and implementation of energy efficiency, and energy conservation projects are also eligible.

Grant funds may not be used for the preparation of the grant application, or for:
payment of utility bills, fuel purchases, routine maintenance or other routine operating costs, or for the purchase of any equipment, structures, or real estate not directly associated with provision of community energy services.

This notice describes the eligibility and application requirements, the criteria that will be used by RUS to award funding, and information on how to obtain application materials.
Related Programs

Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Utilities Programs

Estimated Funding: $7,000,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories



Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
Grant Program Homepage

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Also open to sole proprietorships, legally-organized for-profit or nonprofit organizations such as, but not limited to, a corporation, association, partnership (including a limited liability partnership), cooperative, or trust.

Applicant must be located in the United States, a U. S. Territory or other area authorized by law to participate in programs of the Rural Utilities Service or under the Rural Electrification Act.

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UEP_Our_Grant_Programs.html

Contact:
Karen LarsenManagement AnalystPhone 2027208787

Agency Email Description:
email address

Agency Email:
Karen.Larsen@wdc.usda.gov

Date Posted:
2014-06-25

Application Due Date:
2014-08-01

Archive Date:
2014-08-31



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