REAP Grants Energy Audit or Renwable Energy Assistance (EA/REDA)
In addition to providing grants for rural energy projects themselves, REAP
(Rural Energy for America Program) also offers grants of up to $100,000 to
entities that provide technical assistance to rural businesses interested in
undertaking such projects. Assistance is limited to public bodies,
government/tribally-chartered "instrumentalities", colleges & universities, and
publicly-owned utilities & electric coops, and funds must be used to conduct
energy audits or otherwise provide technical assistance. (Note that nonprofits
are not currently eligible for this program.) In FY2010, approximately $2.4
million will be awarded.
REAP applications are accepted year round, but they are typically only funded
during specific funding windows.
- What's "rural"? - all REAP projects must be in a rural location
What is a "small business"? - REAP technical assistance grants may only be
operated for the benefit of small businesses or farmers/ranchers
What is an energy audit? - REAP technical assistance grants can help pay the
cost of obtaining an energy audit, which in turn may help the audited small
business or farmer to obtain a REAP energy project grant.
Application Information & Tools
Forms for grant applicants specific to EA/REDA can be found in the regulation 4280.190.
EA/REDA Grant Regulations
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