Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grant Deadline of 11/2/15

(Submitted by Brad Bapst, Director, Small Business Development Center, OSU South Centers)

Notice from: Randel Monhemius, Business Program Specialist
USDA, Rural Development

November 2, 2015, is the first deadline for accepting applications to the Rural Energy for America Program for projects requesting $20,000 and less. If you are considering financing options for your small renewable energy project or energy efficiency improvement project, I would encourage the submission of an application prior to the deadline of November 2, 2015.

In brief, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is intended to encourage rural small for-profit businesses and agricultural producers to install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. The grant program can help to pay for up to twenty-five percent of the total eligible project costs. Please keep in mind that this program can only assist with costs incurred after an application for this program is received by this office. This is a highly competitive program and not all applications will receive the funding requested. Residential improvements are not permitted through this program.

Should you have any questions please contact me at 614-255-2424 or Christie Hooks at 614-255-2397.

Thank you.
Randy M.

Randel Monhemius, Business Program Specialist
USDA, Rural Development
200 North High St., Room 507
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone 614-255-2424
Fax 614-255-2562
Randy.Monhemius@oh.usda.gov
www.rurdev.usda.gov