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Guide Helps Rural Businesses Access Federal Grants to Go Solar

National nonprofit Solar United Neighbors has released Your Rural Business Can Go Solar: A Guide to Applying for a Rural Energy for America Program Grant. The comprehensive guide, which can be downloaded online, takes applicants step-by-step through the federal Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) application process. Farmers and rural small business owners can receive loan guarantees of up to 75% of total eligible project costs through REAP. They can receive grants for up to 40% of the total project cost.
Related ATTRA publication: Renewable Energy Opportunities on the Farm