Renewable Energy for America Program

REAP provides grants to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase and install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

The program is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and help meet

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the Nation’s critical energy needs.
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Rural Energy for America Program

Department of Agriculture

Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Business and Cooperative Programs

Estimated Funding: $28,000,000

Who's Eligible

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Additional Information of Eligibility:
To be eligible for this program, an applicant must meet the eligibility requirements specified in 7 CFR 4280.109, 7 CFR 4280.110(c), and, as applicable, 7 CFR 4280.112, or 7 CFR 4280.122.

For the purpose of this Notice, and in addition to meeting the small business size determination as defined under small business in 7 CFR 4280.103, rural small business applicants must demonstrate that the majority (i.e., 51 percent or more) of their past 3 years’ annual receipts from their business operation are derived from a rural area.

If the rural small business applicant has not engaged in business operations for the past 3 years, then information for as long as the rural small business applicant has been in business must be submitted.

To ensure that there is sufficient information for the Agency to make this determination, rural small business applicants, as part of their application requirements in 7 CFR 4280.116(b)(3)(v)(A), should list the physical address, total annual receipts, and number of employees for each urban or rural location.

The Agency will make this determination for rural small business applicants that do not have any annual receipts (new businesses only) on the location of the rural small business applicant.

Full Opportunity Web Address:

Kelley OehlerBranch Chief, USDA Rural Development, Energy Division

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