The USDA REAP grant program provides grant funding for for-profit entities of up to 50% of project cost or loan guarantees up to 75% of the project cost. REAP includes renewable energy systems from solar. REAP is run by the US Department of Agriculture through their state offices. Grants are awarded on a competitive basis, for differing amounts of the total system price, up to a maximum of 50%.
To determine whether your farm or small business is qualified to apply for REAP, it must fall within one of these two categories:
Find out if your business or farm is located in an eligible area – then click on the first “click Here for the following programs” at the top of the page.
Find out whether you qualify as a small business and check with your State’s federal REAP contact (see below).
REAP grants are considered taxable income by the IRS and recipient will receive a Form 1099.
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The USDA’s official website is the best place to find out state-specific details, requirements, and how to apply. The site looks dense, but it’s actually a nice easy overview.
FarmEnergy.Org does a good job explaining REAP grant frequently asked questions. Click the link below, then navigate to “How Will USDA Evaluate My Proposal?”
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