NCAT NCAT ATTRA ATTRA

Survey Icon

ATTRA wants your input!

Tell us what you think about the resources and services that ATTRA provides by completing this short online survey. All answers are anonymous and will be used to support and improve ATTRA's work going forward.


Search This Site

Sign up for the Weekly Harvest Newsletter

What Is Sustainable Agriculture?

Master Publication List

Search Our Databases

Urban Agriculture

Energy Alternatives

Beginning Farmer

Field Crops

Horticultural Crops

Livestock & Pasture

Local Food Systems

Marketing, Business & Risk Management

Organic Farming

Pest Management

Soils & Compost

Water Management

Other Resources

Sign Up for The Dirt E-News

Home Page


Contribute to NCAT

Newsletters

Newsletter sign up button

· Privacy Policy · Newsletter Archives


RSS Icon XML Feeds

RSS 2.0: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunities Atom: Events, Breaking News, Funding Opportunities

 

NCAT strives to make our information available to everyone who needs it. If you are a limited-access or low-income farmer and find that one of our publications is just not in your budget, please call 800-346-9140.

 

How are we doing?

 

Find Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow us on Pinterst Visit the ATTRA Youtube Channel
Home  > Question of the Week

Question of the Week



Permalink What information can you give me about applying for the Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program?

E.H.
Maryland

Answer:

The website http://farmenergy.org/ has very good information on the Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program. It is often called the Section 9006 Program and has been renamed the Renewable Energy Assistance Program (REAP) in the new Farm Bill.

Also very helpful is the state of Iowa's website for this program: www.rurdev.usda.gov/ia/rbcs_RE-EE_Section_9006.html

The main USDA website is www.rurdev.usda.gov/rbs/farmbill/.

ATTRA's Farm Bill Section 9006 informational paper (PDF/67KB) includes links to:

-A simplified grant application template (for projects < $200,000).

-A full grant application template (for projects >$200,000).

-The technical worksheets

-Technical report guidelines for both small and large solar projects (including solar water-heating)

NOTE:

To be eligible as an agricultural producer, you must be directly engaged in agricultural production and derive at least 50% of your gross income from agricultural operations.

To be eligible as a rural small business, you must meet the size standards at www.sba.gov/size/index.html.

Loan guarantees are also available for up to 50% of eligible project costs. You can apply for both a grant and a loan.

The full application process (projects >$200,000) is MUCH more complicated, and requires a feasibility study.

 Permalink

 

« What information can you give me on non-chemical weed control for pastures? :: What information can you give me on hydroponic suppliers and consultants? »

Question of the Week Archives
[Contact]