USDA Rural Energy for America Program

The USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program, or REAP, provides grants totaling up to 25% of a project’s costs, and loan guarantees for up to 75% of a project’s costs. Eligible projects cover a range of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies including energy efficient lighting and irrigation system upgrades to wind, solar, geothermal, small hydro and biomass energy projects across rural America.

REAP applicants must be a rural business or an agricultural producer as defined by the program. Funds are not available for residential projects. To obtain REAP funding; applicants can apply to the USDA REAP coordinator in their state. Applicants can also contact their local REAP coordinator to identify consultants who can assist them with the application. REAP funding is awarded on an annual basis with application deadlines varying by state.

To help you better understand and apply for this funding, we've prepared a detailed application guide. Review the guide using the links below or check with the USDA contact for REAP in your state.

Detailed application guide for Oregon, Washington and Idaho

USDA contacts for REAP

Steven Nicholls
USDA Rural Development
430 G Street, #4169
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 792-5805

John Holman
USDA Rural Development
1201 Northeast Lloyd Blvd, Suite 801
Portland, OR 97232
(503) 414-3369

Randy Baird
USDA Rural Development
1606 Perry Street, Suite D
Yakima, WA 98502
(509) 454-5740, Ext 130

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