USDA REAP Grant for Solar

Solar Grants for Small Businesses & Farms

Does switching to solar energy sound like a difficult switch to make financially? Luckily, the USDA funds a grant through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP), which provides small businesses & farms in rural areas with funding for up to 25% of the solar project’s cost. When you combine the USDA REAP Grant with additional federal tax benefits, your business can recoup up to 70% of the costs of your new solar system through grants and tax incentives.

Solar Alliance can help you determine your eligibility and develop a solar solution adapted to your unique needs. With transparency & friendly 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.

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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.


  • 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

For grants under $20,000, applications are due by November 1st. Renewable Energy System Grants up to the $500,000 maximum are due March 31st. However, energy efficiency grants are capped at $250,000.


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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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