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REAP offers grants, guaranteed loans and combination grant/guaranteed loans to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses plan, purchase and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements in rural areas. Grants and loans are awarded via a national competition.


In order to be considered for FY 2014 funds, complete applications must be received by USDA Rural Development not later than 4:30 PM CST as of the following dates:

Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficient Improvement Grant and combination Grant and Guaranteed Loans

  • July 7, 2014

Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficient Improvement Guaranteed Loans

  • Accepted on a continuous basis until July 31, 2014.

An applicant may submit one (1) Renewable Energy System Grant and one (1) Energy Efficient Improvement Grant application per fiscal year.

Resubmission of FY 2013 Applications: If an applicant submitted an application for funding in FY 2013 and that application was determined eligible but not funded, the applicant may submit a written request to USDA Rural Development to consider the FY 2013 application for FY 2014 funds. If the applicant makes any revisions to the application or project, then a new application must be submitted to USDA Rural Development according to the FY 2014 application deadlines as listed above. If the applicant does not plan to make any revision to the application or project, then a new application is not required. All written requests for resubmission must be received by USDA Rural Development according to the deadlines listed above.

Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants will not be available until later in FY 2014 due to changes in the REAP program as specified in the 2014 Farm Bill.

Eligibility For REAP Grants, loan guarantees, and feasibility studies for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects:
  • Project must be located in a rural area, which is defined as any area other than a city or metropolitan statistical area that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants. To determine if a project is located in an eligible rural area use this map.

  • Applicant is an agriculture producer (including nurseries and dairies), which is defined as an individual or business entity that receives at least 50% of gross income from agriculture or a small business, which is determined in accordance with the Small Business Administration's (SBA) size standards (by NAICS codes). SBA small business size standards can be found at

  • Nonprofits and public projects are not eligible. Applicants are also not eligible if there is an outstanding judgment obtained by the U.S. in a Federal Court, are delinquent in paying Federal income taxes, are delinquent on a Federal debt or have been debarred from receiving Federal assistance.

  • NOTE: In the Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grant Program, the grant applicant is either a government entity, institution of higher education, rural electric cooperative or public power entity. See the NOFA for details regarding applicant eligibility for this specific section of REAP.

Rural Energy Loan and Grant Program Information

REAP Policy and Regulations

To contact a Business Program Specialist  Click here for a map identifying the Specialists, the counties that they service, and their contact information.

Last Modified:08/21/2014 
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