USDA Rural Energy for America Program
USDA Rural Energy for America Program for Federal Fiscal Year 2017 – $50 million
- Applications Due: January 31, 2017 (for Energy Audit program) and March 31, 2017 (for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program)
- Eligible Entities: State, local, and tribal governments
USDA is making available funding to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption through energy efficiency and renewable energy. The program has two types of funding: Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Assistance, which provides grants and loans for energy efficiency and renewable energy systems, and Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants to evaluate energy efficiency and renewable energy potential. For more information, visit the federal register notice.