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USDA announces rural energy funding for U.S. farmers

Christian Fernsby |
USDA Rural Development has rural energy funds available for small rural businesses and agricultural producers to improve energy efficiency systems or install renewable energy systems under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).

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Topics: USDA    RURAL    ENERGY    U.S.    FARMER   

The REAP grant can provide up to 25% of the project costs for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems.

Applications can be submitted year-round and the deadline for applications of any amount is March 31.

Contact Laura Chavez at Nevada Rural Development for information (775) 443- 4764 or

Recipients can use REAP funding to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar.

The funding can also be used to increase energy savings by making improvements to heating, ventilation and cooling systems; insulation; and lighting and refrigeration.

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