Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) in Oregon
The Rural Energy for America Program (formerly known as the "006"
program) was enacted through the 2008 Farm Bill. REAP offers grants
and/or loan guarantees for the purchase and installation of
renewable energy generating systems and for energy efficiency
improvements. Assistance is limited to small businesses, farmers and
ranchers. Projects must be located in a rural area. REAP grants and
guarantees may be used individually or in combination. Together,
they may finance up to 75 percent of a project's cost. Grants can
finance up to 25 percent of project cost, not to exceed $500,000 for
renewables and $250,000 for efficiency. There are also REAP grants
to help pay for technical assistance on energy projects. In
addition, REAP has several special grant funds that can share part
of the cost of energy audits, feasibility studies, and other
technical assistance that help farmer, ranchers, and rural small
businesses successfully undertake rural energy projects.
Oregon Energy Portal: This Web site serves as a
clearinghouse for energy-related program and technical information offered by
Oregon Rural Development and other agencies.
Click here to sign up for e-mail notices about
energy-related program opportunities.
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