Michigan USDA Rural Development Agency will have approximately $11.4 million in total funding available through the Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) for FY2010.
Committed to the Future of Rural Communities:
-$1 million for grant requests greater than $20,000
-$830,000 available for grants less than $20,000
-$9.6 million available for REAP guaranteed loans
Once the state allocation has been exhausted, unfunded applications will
then compete nationally. Eligible projects in the 11 technology areas include:
* anaerobic digesters,
* geothermal (including electric generation and direct use),
* hydrogen, solar (small and large),
* wind (small and large),
* small hydropower projects (30 megawatts or less), and
* energy efficiency improvements.
Examples of energy efficiency projects include, but are not limited to:
the installation of more energy efficient motors, pumps, fans, blowers,
compressors, grain dryers, irrigation projects, refrigeration units,
ventilation systems, windows, insulation, heating systems, lighting
systems, and plumbing fixtures.
To determine if your project is in an eligible rural area, go to:
Source: Michigan Dept. of Energy, Labor, & Economic Growth (DELEG)
Prepared By: John Sarver