REAP Grants for feasibility studies
In addition to providing grants for rural energy projects themselves, REAP
(Rural Energy for America Program) also offers grants to small businesses and
farmers & ranchers to help them pay for the cost of a detailed, professional,
independent feasibility study on their prospective renewable energy projects.
(The study cannot be conducted by the developer or an affiliate; it must be done
by a truly independent party.) Assistance is limited to $50,000 or 25% of the
cost of the study, whichever is less.
Note: A REAP Feasibility Study grant helps pay for the cost of a final,
comprehensive business-level study that gathers together and evaluates all of
the preliminary data and studies and reaches a determination as to the viability
and profitability of the proposed energy project. In addition, the grant may be
used for a Resource Assessment study, a Transmission study, and/or an
Environmental study. The grant may not be used to
pay for facility design work or permitting/licensing costs, nor may it be used
for "industry-level" studies that would serve as a template for more than one
The funding cycle for Fiscal Year 2013 has closed.
Applications are accepted year round, however funding is subject to
availability. Please sign up for
Program Alerts for updates on funding availability.
Contact our office
with questions at (503)414-3369
REAP Feasibility Study grants overview
- What's "rural"? - all REAP projects must be in a rural location
What is a "small business"? - REAP feasibility study grants are strictly limited
to small businesses or farmers/ranchers
What is a feasibility study?
- REAP feasibility study grants can help pay the
cost of obtaining an independent, professional feasibility study, which in turn
may help the small business or farmer to obtain a REAP energy project grant.
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