Notice of Solicitation of Application (PDF)
What does this program do?
Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.
Who may apply?
NOTE: Agricultural producers and small businesses must have no outstanding delinquent federal taxes, debt, judgment or debarment.
What is an eligible area?
How may the funds be used?
Funds may be used for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable energy systems, such as:
Funds may also be used for the purchase, installation and construction of energy efficiency improvements, such as:
What funding is available?
What are the loan guarantee terms?
What are the grant terms?
Renewable Energy System Grants:
Energy Efficiency Grants:
Are there additional requirements?
How do we get started?
Who can answer questions?
Contact your State Rural Development Energy Coordinator.
What governs this program?
Why does USDA Rural Development do this?
This program helps increase American energy independence by increasing the private sector supply of renewable energy and decreasing the demand for energy through energy efficiency improvements. Over time, these investments can also help lower the cost of energy costs for small businesses and agricultural producers.
NOTE: Because citations and other information may be subject to change, please always consult the program Instructions listed in the section above titled, "What governs this program?" You may also contact your local office for assistance.