Rural Clean Energy Awards and Grants Announced

USDA cost-share grant funds are available for rural renewables!

Rural Clean Energy Receives Boost from 2014 Farm Bill

The 2014 Farm Bill was finally passed into law. Here are some interesting changes, including new funding levels for programs that support rural clean energy (including REAP, BCAP, and VAPG).

Will Rural America Continue REAPing Renewable Energy Rewards?

A USDA clean energy incentive program has reaped big benefits for the economy and the environment, but future funding is uncertain. Read more here then consider taking action to support rural clean energy!

Rural Energy for America Program grant applications due April 30!

REAP grant applications are due April 30!

The Evidence is In and REAP is a keeper!

The evidence is in, and it clearly shows that USDA’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) is a program with proven benefits to the rural economy, the environment, and our national security. Lawmakers should strengthen it, not cut it.

Looking beyond Solyndra to REAP big rewards

Yes, Solyndra was disappointing. But we must not forget the many successful projects that have also received taxpayer support. Here are a few great examples of REAP solar projects in the Southeast region.