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USDA REAP Grants & Loans

Cover up to 100% of renewable energy project costs for your organization

The financial incentive of USDA grants and loans

The USDA Rural Development Office offers a grant of up to 25% of the total cost of renewable energy projects through its Rural Energy for America (REAP) program. They also offer a loan of up to 75% of total project costs which can be used for eligible renewable energy projects. This is a great financing option for those looking to save money on their energy consumption.

USDA Grants
Project costs covered 25%
USDA Loans
Project costs covered 75%

Terms of USDA grant agreements

For a renewable energy grant, the grant will apply to projects in the $2,500- $500,000 threshold. For energy efficiency grants, the threshold is $1,500-$250,000.

Max dollar value of renewable energy project
Max dollar value of energy efficiency project

Products your company could install

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Eligibility & more information

Are you eligible?

USDA grants and loans are only offered in rural areas. Check to see if your organization can qualify for either opportunity.

Contact local office

USDA grants and loans work differently in different areas. For information on how to contact your local USDA office, visit click below.

Get a USDA grant or loan today

USDA grants and loans are not always easy to obtain. EnergyLink can help make the process simple and go further to help you design and build an energy project with a strong return on investment.

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