USDA announces REAP funding

USDA has announced the deadline for the 2014 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Interested producers must submit REAP applications before 4:30 p.m. local time on July 7, 2014, to their USDA Rural Development State Office or online through www.grants.gov. REAP provides producers with loans and grants for the development and construction of on-farm renewable energy systems and for energy efficiency improvement projects.

Additionally, grants may be used for conducting energy audits or renewable energy feasibility studies, among other items. For more information, or to find out who your Rural Development State Office Energy Coordinator is, contact DFA Energy at 816-801-6146.