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REAP Grants &

Grants & Loans

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:

  1. “An agricultural producer with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations”, or
  2. A small business in an eligible community.”

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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How Do Learn More?

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.

How Will the USDA Evaluate My Application?

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?”

Illinois USDA Contact:

Callie Heidbreder, USDA Rural Development

2118 West Park Court, Suite A Champaign, IL 61821

Tel: (217) 403-6217

Missouri USDA Contact:

Nathan Tutt, USDA Rural Development

601 Business Loop

70 West Parkade Center, Suite 235

Columbia, MO 65203

Tel: (573) 876-9321

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