Funding available for small business and farms to reduce energy costs:
USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Funding Available
Are you interested in installing solar panels, replacing windows/doors, or updating the HVAC system for your small business or farm? If so, contact USDA Rural Development today to see if you qualify to receive a grant on eligible renewable energy or energy efficiency upgrades.
Kentucky has just over $2 million dollars in grant funds in 2015. The USDA Rural Development office is currently accepting applications. Funding provided by the 2014 Farm Bill will be combined for fiscal years 2014 and 2015 resulting in the largest single REAP solicitation to date. There will be two REAP grant funding cycles with deadlines of April 30 and June 30, 2015. For more information, contact Scott Maas, Rural Energy Coordinator / Business-Cooperative Specialist Rural Development U.S. Department of Agriculture, 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 200, Lexington KY 40503-5477
Phone: 859/224-7435 or visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_ReapResEei.html
2015 KADF On-Farm Energy Program
The Kentucky Ag. Development Fund (KADF) also offers funding support. KADF offers a $10,000 grant (50% reimbursement not exceeding $10,000) for farmers who want to improve energy efficiency within their operations. The application and guidelines are available at ag-energy.ky.gov .
2015 Funding: Friday, March 27 (in hand by close of business 4:30pm) and July 31st grant application deadlines. For more information, contact Angie Justice, Governor’s Office of Agricultural Policy, 404 Ann Street Frankfort, KY 40601. Angela.Justice@ky.gov 502-564-4627