Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities

The summary for the Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Rural Utilities Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275% of the national average. Eligible projects also include on-grid and off-grid renewable energy projects and the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects for eligible communities. Projects cannot be for the primary benefit of a single household or business. Grant funds may not be used for the preparation of the grant application, operating costs, or for the purchase of any equipment, structures, or real estate not directly associated with the provision of community energy services.
Federal Grant Title: Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities
Federal Agency Name: Rural Utilities Service (USDA-RUS)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Energy
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RD-RUS-HECG23
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.859
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 7th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: November 7th, 2023
Posted Date: September 1st, 2023
Creation Date: September 1st, 2023
Archive Date: November 30th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $10,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: October 23rd, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - Individuals - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses - Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification.)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Grants are for projects that serve an eligible community; grants are not for the benefit of individuals or a single business. Individuals may apply on behalf of entities not yet incorporated but award will not be made directly to individuals. Applicants must be located in the United States, a U.S. Territory or other area authorized by law to participate in programs of the Rural Utilities Service or under the Rural Electrification Act.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Robin L Meigel
Finance Specialist
Phone 202 720 9452
Homepage for the USDA High Energy Cost Grant Program
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