High Energy Cost Grants

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High Energy Cost Grants: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the availability of up to $7 million in Fiscal Year 2012 for competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. This grant program is authorized under section 19 of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (RE Act) (7 U.S.C. 918a) and program regulations at 7 CFR part 1709. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, extend, upgrade, or otherwise improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities in which the average residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275 percent of the national average. Eligible applicants include persons, States, political subdivisions of States, and other entities organized under State law. Federally-recognized Indian Tribes and Tribal entities are eligible applicants. This notice describes the eligibility and application requirements, the criteria that will be used by RUS to award funding, and information on how to obtain application materials
Federal Grant Title: High Energy Cost Grants
Federal Agency Name: Utilities Programs
Grant Categories: Agriculture Community Development Energy
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RD-RUS-HECG12
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.859
CFDA Descriptions: Assistance to High Energy Cost Rural Communities
Current Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2012
Original Application Deadline: Jul 30, 2012
Posted Date: Jun 29, 2012
Creation Date: Jun 29, 2012
Archive Date: Aug 29, 2012
Total Program Funding: $7,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards: 5
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
County governments - City or township governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For profit organizations other than small businesses
Grant Announcement Contact
Kristi Kubista-Hovis Phone 202-720-9545

email [[email protected]]
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