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USDA REAP Grant for Solar

Solar Grants for Small Businesses & Farms

The current version of the Rural Energy for America Program through the United States Department of Agriculture includes grant opportunities that pay up to 40% of the total cost of an eligible project.  This is a program that has already helped some agricultural businesses and other small businesses in rural areas with 25% grant assistance for energy-related projects.  Now, the USDA REAP Grant progam is getting a boost from the Inflation Reduction Act signed into law in August of 2022. When you combine the USDA REAP Grant with additional federal tax benefits, your business can recoup a large portion of the costs of your new solar system through those grants and tax incentives.

Solar Alliance can help you determine your eligibility and develop a solar solution adapted to your unique needs. With transparency & communication, we’ll ensure this process is as seamless as possible, from start to finish. We’re your one-stop shop from application to ongoing maintenance.

Determine Your USDA REAP Grant Eligibility

Who Can Apply?

There are a few types of businesses who may apply for these USDA small business grants.

Agricultural Producers

Agricultural producers may apply for the USDA REAP Grant if at least 50% of their gross income comes from agricultural operations.

Small Businesses

Small businesses may apply if they’re located in eligible rural areas.

Eligibility

  • No outstanding delinquent federal taxes, debt, judgment or debarment
  • To apply, you must own the business
  • Must be located within the specified rural areas
  • Must be of sound mind
  • The business must be for-profit – there are not currently any USDA REAP Grants available for non-profits

 

 

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Applying For REAP Grants

There are a few levels of REAP Grants that you can apply for, and the application dates can vary.

  1. Up to $80,000
  2. $81,000-$200,000
  3. $200,000-$2,000,000

The latest grant deadline is October 31, 2022.

 

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Businesses We’ve Helped

Solar Alliance has helped many different businesses apply for the USDA REAP Grant. View our solar grant case studies.

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