Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) 9007

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are increasingly common features in rural business projects. Nearly all of USDA Rural Development's programs can support such activities, but several programs are particularly well-suited to rural energy projects.

Contact Rural Development

Contact John Holman, RBS Technician for more information about our energy programs direct (503)414-3369 or by e-mail



The Notice of Funding Availability for the Rural Energy for America Program announcing the availability of fiscal year 2014 funding has been published in the federal register. Complete grant applications must be received in our office no later than 4:30 P.M. July 7, 2014.  Guaranteed loan applications must be received in our office no later than 4:30 P.M. July 31, 2014. Please sign up for Program Alerts to receive updates from our agency. (posted 5/14/2014)

Program Information


Energy Efficiency Programs


Renewable Energy Programs

USDA Rural Development renewable energy programs support wind, solar, biomass, biofuels, geothermal, anaerobic digester and micro-hydro projects. (Ocean energy projects may be eligible on a limited basis.)


Energy Audit or Renewable Energy Assistance Program


Links and Information Resources

  • Other Funding Sources for Energy Projects in Oregon (Coming Soon!) - Oregon is fortunate to have a rich array of energy incentives from a variety of sources. Listed in this document are some of the main ones.

  • Energy Self Assessment tool - an online self-test by USDA NRCS for various ag operations on potential energy efficiency improvements -
    includes greenhouses, irrigation, dairies, livestock, lighting, potato storage, etc.


Biobased Energy Programs


 Click here to sign up for "Energy Program Notices for Small Business & Agricultural Producers" and other e-mail alerts for USDA Rural Development programs in Oregon. 


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