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Aug 31

Renewable Energy Grants Due in October!

Posted on August 31, 2017 at 9:19 AM by Allan Warren

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If you want a renewable energy installation at your farm or rural business, such as this solar array at Tahoma Farms (pictured above), get your REAP application in by October 31st.

As the cost of energy inputs continues to rise, Washington’s farmers and rural small businesses are looking to renewable energy and energy efficiency to meet their operational needs. If you have a solar, solar thermal, biomass, or energy conservation project in mind, Pierce Conservation District can help!  We are working with nonprofit Spark Northwest to provide technical assistance to help local farms and businesses generate their own clean energy, and bring down their business costs with the help of USDA Renewable Energy for America Program (REAP) grants.

REAP grants cover 25% of the total project costs, and PCD can work with you to find complementing funding sources. Any agricultural producer or rural small business qualifies for technical assistance to install renewable energy systems and upgrade to energy efficient equipment. In addition to providing free project consultations and project development assistance, CD staff can connect participants to grants, utility incentives, tax subsidies, and financing to help complete projects – and avoid pitfalls along the way.  

Already have a project idea? Contact ChristineC@PierceCD.org for more information today! REAP grants applications are due October 31st, and can take up to 6 weeks to complete.