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 Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program inviting applications for fiscal year 2015 funding has been published in the federal register. Complete grant applications must be received in our office no later than 4:30 P.M. April 30, 2015.  Guaranteed loan applications will be reviewed and processed once received with no deadline and competitions on the first business day of each month. Please sign up for Program Alerts to receive additional updates from our agency. (posted 1/5/2015)

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. 


<Go Back to Rural Development Oregon Business & Cooperatives Page