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.

 

  • RD 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.

 

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