Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Grant

Federal Energy Efficiency Incentives..

Competitive grant funding and guaranteed loans are available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development’s Section 9006 Energy Program for the purchase of renewable energy systems and energy improvements for agricultural producers and small rural businesses. Qualified projects must occur in a rural area and implement technology that is pre-commercial or commercially available and replicable. Research and development does not qualify. Applicants must provide at least 75% of eligible project costs, and grant assistance to a single individual or entity may not exceed $750,000. Eligible projects include biofuels, hydrogen, and energy efficiency improvements, as well as solar, geothermal, and wind. The Section 9006 Energy Program has not been funded for Fiscal Year 2008. For more information, visit the Section 9006 Program Web site, and contact the appropriate State Rural Development Office. (Reference 7 U.S. Code 8106)

Point of Contact
Office of Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Phone: (202) 690-4730
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/

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