- Grants of $20,000 or less:April 30, 2018
- Unrestricted Grants (up to $500,000): April 30, 2018
- Loan Guarantees are competed continuously throughout the year.
Lifeline Creamery and Farm Store in Victor Montana received a REAP grant that will cover 25% of their solar electric project. The 60 Module array produces 50% of the average annual electric usage for this active farm and commercial dairy. Do you own a small business in Montana (outside the city limits of Missoula)? The USDA Rural Development, REAP (Rural Energy for America Program) offers up to 25% grants for total eligible project costs, as well as loan guarantees. Partnered with the 30% federal tax credit your savings really add up. 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. Application Deadline: