This grant is intended to aid with the establishment of a program that assists agricultural producers and rural small businesses with evaluating energy efficiency and the potential to incorporate renewable energy technologies into their operations. This can include energy efficiency audits and renewable energy technical assistance. This program is intended to serve commercial and industrial entities, not residential buildings.
Example Eligible IAQ Activities:
Energy Audits, Technical Assistance
4% of all Rural Energy for America Programs annual funding is distributed to this program.
Total Program funding is approximately $50 million with an estimated 1,000 awards.
Agricultural producers or small businesses that receive energy audits through this program must pay at least 25% of the cost of the energy audit. Rural utility providers are only eligible if they are considered electrical cooperatives or tribal entities.
Our vision is to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation's natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.