Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants for Renewable Energy Systems in Oregon

REAP offers grants and/or loan guarantees for the purchase and installation of renewable energy generating systems. 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 total cost. Grants can never finance more than 25 percent of a project or $500,000 -- whichever is less. (The REAP program also supports energy efficiency projects.)

Announcements

The Notice of Funding Availability for the Rural Energy for America Program announcing the availability of fiscal year 2014 funding has been published in the federal register. Complete grant applications must be received in our office no later than 4:30 P.M. July 7, 2014.  Guaranteed loan applications must be received in our office no later than 4:30 P.M. July 31, 2014. Please sign up for Program Alerts to receive updates from our agency. (posted 5/14/2014)

Contact our office with questions at (503)414-3369.

Program Information

 

Eligible Rural Areas and Small Businesses

Only small businesses, farmers and ranchers in rural locations qualify for this program.

 

Application Information and Resources

Application Templates

Whether seeking a grant or a guaranteed loan, the applicant must submit the following items to Rural Development. The make-up of a complete application differs, depending on the cost of the project being proposed.

If you are having difficulty opening the application template, need specific forms or assitance with the application contact John Holman, RBS Oregon at (503)414-3369 or by e-mail john.holman@or.usda.gov.

 

Simple Applications
(≤$200,000 total project cost)
Part I.
Applicant Forms,
Certifications and
Narrative

 
Part I Template-Simple (DOC, 588 KB)- All of the Part I items are provided in this single template, or applicants may complete them individually:

 

 

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Part II.
Technical Report

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Part III.
Energy Audit or Assessment
  • N/A

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Part IV. Addendum
(PDF, 20 KB) (Important Supporting Documentation)
  • Tax Returns (applicant's last year's tax returns)
  • Warranties for Main Components (to show commercial availability)
  • Evidence of Interim Funds - (to prove readiness to proceed)
  • BETC application/award (to prove incentive)
  • Utility or Energy Trust Application/Award (to prove incentive)

 

 

Full Applications
(>$200,000 total project cost)
Part I.
Applicant Forms,
Certifications and
Narrative

 
Part I Template-Full (DOC, 578 KB)- All of the Part I items are provided in this single template, or applicants may complete them individually:

 

 

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Part II.
Technical Report

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Part III.
Feasibility Study
What is a Feasibility Study? (PDF, 45 KB) All REAP projects costing >$200,000 must provide an independent feasibility study with their application.

Ethanol Plant Feasibility Guidelines

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Part IV. Addendum
(PDF, 20 KB) (Important Supporting Documentation)
  • Tax Returns (applicant's last year's tax returns)
  • Warranties for Main Components (to show commercial availability)
  • Evidence of Interim Funds - (to prove readiness to proceed)
  • BETC application/award (to prove incentive)
  • Utility or Energy Trust Application/Award (to prove incentive)

 

Reimbursement Request forms specific to REAP

REAP Guaranteed Loans for Renewable Energy

This is a stand-alone or companion program for REAP grants.

Program Regulations

 

 

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