Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities

The summary for the Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural 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 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 Utilities Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities: RUS is making available $11.3 million in competitive grants under section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (the RE Act)(7 U.S.C. 918a) to make grants to "acquire, construct, extend, upgrade, and otherwise improve energy genergation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities in which the average residential expenditure for home energy is at least 275 percent of the national average residential expenditure for home energy. The purpose of this grant program is to provide financial assistance for a broad range of energy facilities, equipment and related activities to offset the impacts of extremely high residential energy costs on eligible communities. Eligible facilities include on-grid and off-grid renewable energy systems and implementation of cost-effective demand side management and energy conservation programs that benefit eligible communities. Eligible applicants include "persons, States, political subdivisions of States, and other entities organized under the laws of States." Under section 13 of the RE Act (7 U.S.C. 913) "the term person shall be deemed to mean any natural person, firm, corporation, or association." Indian tribes and tribal entities are eligible applicants and beneficiaries under this program. No cost sharing or matching funds are required as a condition of eligibility under this grant program. However, RUS will consider other financial resources available to the grantee and any voluntary commitment of matching funds or other contributions in assessing the grantee's capacity to carry out the grant program successfully and will award additional evaluation points to proposals that include such contributions. As a further condition of each grant, section 19(b)(2) of the RE Act requires that planning and administrative expenses may not exceed 4 percent of the grant funds.
Federal Grant Title: Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities
Federal Agency Name: Utilities Programs
Grant Categories: Regional Development Energy Community Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: USDA-RD-RUS-HECG03-1
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.859
CFDA Descriptions: Assistance to High Energy Cost_Rural Communities
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Mar 05, 2004 Applications must be postmarked or f
Posted Date: Jan 23, 2004
Creation Date: Apr 04, 2004
Archive Date: Apr 04, 2004
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
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 Private institutions of higher education Individuals For profit organizations other than small businesses Small businesses
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Larsen, Karen, Management Analyst, Phone 202-720-9545, Fax 202-690-0717, Email [email protected] [email protected] Larsen, Karen
Similar Government Grants
Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities
High Energy Cost Grants
Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities
More Grants from the Utilities Programs
Technical Assistance and Training Grant Program
Solid Waste Management Grant Program
Community Connect Grant Program
TAT for Innovative Regional Wastewater Treatment Solutions Grant Pilot Program
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants is not endorsed by, or affiliated with, any government agency. Copyright ©2007-2024