Renewable Energy Feasibility Grants

The summary for the Renewable Energy Feasibility Grants 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 Business and Cooperative Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Renewable Energy Feasibility Grants: The Rural Energy for America Program will provide funds to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy systems. The Rural Energy for America Program is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption and help meet the nation's critical energy needs. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis and can be up to 25% of total eligible project costs. Grants are limited to $50,000 for renewable energy feasibility studies.
Federal Grant Title: Renewable Energy Feasibility Grants
Federal Agency Name: Business and Cooperative Programs
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Mandatory
Funding Opportunity Number: RDBCP-09-REAP-FEASIBILITY
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.868
CFDA Descriptions: Rural Energy for America Program
Current Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2009
Posted Date: May 29, 2009
Creation Date: May 29, 2009
Archive Date: Aug 30, 2009
Total Program Funding: $6,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 150
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Eligible applicants are agricultural producers and rural small businesses. All agricultural producers, including farmers and ranchers, who gain 50% or more of their gross income from the agricultural operations are eligible. Small businesses that are located in a rural area can also apply. Rural electric cooperatives may also be eligible to apply. Additional Information on Eligibility: Citizenship - To be eligible, applicants must be individuals or entities at least 51 percent owned by persons who are either: 1) citizens of the United States (U.S.),the Republic of Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, or American Samoa; or 2) legally admitted permanent residents residing in the U.S. Project - The project must be to conduct a feasibility study for a renewable energy system. Eligible technologies include: projects that produce energy from wind, solar, biomass, geothermal, hydro power and hydrogen-based sources. All projects must be located in a rural area and must be owned by the applicant. Legal authority and responsibility - Each applicant must have, or obtain, the legal authority necessary to carry out the purpose of the grant.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
***For questions in regard to how to apply for this grant program and any other details, please contact the Energy Coordinator for your particular state. The Energy Coordinators list can be referenced in the Federal Register Notice dated May 26, 2009 or you may contact
National Office Representative's [[email protected]; [email protected]]
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