REAP Grants for energy audit programs
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.
REAP Grants for Energy Audit Programs will not receive funding for Fiscal Year
REAP Energy Audit grants overview
- 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.
Forms for grant applicants - follow this link to obtain the forms mentioned in
part IV.B of the Federal Register notice above
RD-Oregon Energy portal - includes links to other energy efficiency-supporting
programs & agencies in Oregon
National USDA Rural Development REAP web site
RD-Oregon contacts for the REAP program
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"Energy Program Notices for Small Business &
and other e-mail alerts for USDA Rural Development programs
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