Workshops: REAP Grant Assistance Available for Farmers

Interested in grants for energy efficiency and renewable energy for your farm? Think about applying to the Rural Energy in America Program (REAP)!

The Massachusetts Farm Energy Program is conducting two information sessions about the Rural Energy in America Program this fall.

Workshops details:

  • September 29 – 10am – 1pm, Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources, 101 University Drive Suite C4, Amherst, MA 01002
  • October 9 – 10am – 1pm, UMass Cranberry Station, 1 State Bog Road, East Wareham, MA 02538

Anne Correia of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will provide an overview of REAP grant guidelines and application requirements for farms, developers and grant writers interested in applying for assistance with installing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements. There will also be a step-by-step walk-through of a sample application to give specific guidance to farmers and grant writers. This is intended to educate farmers, project developers and grant writers about REAP’s offerings and the application process, which has recently changed.

Additionally, representatives from the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program will speak on the recent USDA RBDG grant award they received to provide technical assistance for REAP grant writing, as well as give insight on how the process will work for the upcoming REAP deadline.

We hope to see you there! To pre-register or for more information, please contact Megan Denardo at the Massachusetts Farm Energy Program (MFEP) at 413-727-3090 or

Learn more about these grants!