The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase, install, and construct renewable energy systems, and make energy efficiency improvements to non-residential buildings and facilities.
REAP recently announced two deadlines for their annual renewable energy and energy efficiency grant and loan guaranty program. One for April 30, 2015, for projects requesting $20,000 or less, and one for June 30, 2015, for all project sizes. Guaranteed Loan Only Requests are funded monthly and may be submitted at any time.
The easiest way to apply for this program is by using one of the templates below. Applicants should choose a template according to their total project cost. There are six different templates available: small, medium and large energy efficiency projects, and small, medium and large renewable energy projects.
The sizes are determined by total project cost, according to the following: Small = less than or equal to $80,000; Medium = Greater than $80,000 but less than $200,000; Large = $200,000 or greater
Applications should be submitted by 4:30 pm on or before the deadline to:
USDA Rural Development
15 Cranberry Highway
West Wareham, MA 02576
Applications may be also be accepted at any USDA/Rural Development area offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island If you have specific questions about REAP, please address them to Anne Correia at Anne.Correia@ma.usda.gov or 508-295-5151, Ext. 136