Rural Energy for America Program

The summary for the Rural Energy for America Program 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 Business Cooperative Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Rural Energy for America Program: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (the Agency) is issuing a second Notice of Solicitation of Applications (Notice) under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) as referenced in the notice that was published in the Federal Register on December 16, 2022. This second notice announces the availability of $1.055 billion in Inflation Reduction Act funds across six quarterly cycles to be obligated by September 30, 2024. This Notice also announces the types of projects that qualify for a federal grant share not to exceed 50 percent of the project cost, a set-aside for underutilized renewable energy technologies (underutilized technologies), as well as scoring revisions to support Administration priorities. Applications received on or after April 1, 2023, will be evaluated and scored according to the provisions listed in this Notice, unless otherwise amended via a subsequent notice. The Notice will not be applied retroactively to any applications previously filed. However, a portion of the funding made available under this notice may be made available to add to pooled funds to fund any Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 applications submitted prior to March 31, 2023, with no other changes in funding provisions or scoring allowed. See Federal Register Notice linked below for more information.
Federal Grant Title: Rural Energy for America Program
Federal Agency Name: Rural Business Cooperative Service (USDA-RBCS)
Grant Categories: Energy
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RDBCP-REAP-RES-EEI-2023-2024
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.868
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: September 30th, 2024
Original Application Deadline: September 30th, 2024
Posted Date: April 14th, 2023
Creation Date: April 14th, 2023
Archive Date: October 30th, 2024
Total Program Funding: $1,055,003,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 9000
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 14th, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
Small Businesses must meet SBA size standards. Agricultural Producers are also eligible.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Notic of Solicitation of Applications for the Rural Energy for America Program for Fiscal Years 2023 and 2024
Grant Announcement Contact
Contact your State Energy Coordinator as listed: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/RBS_StateEnergyCoordinators.pdf
RBCS
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