Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant Program

January 2015 Update

USDA is currently accepting applications for the EA-REDA Grant program. Applications are due February 12, 2015. The final REAP rule does include some changes to this program, so please be sure to review the new material below.


Grant funds may be used to conduct and promote assistance for renewable energy development by providing recommendations and information to rural small businesses and agricultural producers on how to improve energy efficiency and encourage the use of renewable energy technologies in their operations.

Below are some helpful links that outline the program requirements and offer information about how to apply for the program:

  • Fact Sheet | Quick overview of the program.
  • Application Template | Use this template to assist in completing the application.
  • Score Sheet | View how your project scores with the actual scoresheet the proposed project will be ranked on.
  • For more information, contact Ron Omann by email or call him at (651) 602-7796.