Garrett County Government - Department of Business Development

USDA Announces Rural Energy Funding for Ag Producers and Small Rural Businesses

Last Updated on Jan 27, 2020 at 9:32am | Business Resources

USDA Rural Development has rural energy funds available for small rural businesses and agricultural producers to improve energy efficiency systems or install renewable energy systems under the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP).
The REAP grant can provide up to 25% of the project costs for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy systems. The application deadline is March 31, 2020.
Contact Bruce Weaver at Delaware Rural Development for information at (302) 857-3628 or at
Recipients can use REAP funding to install renewable energy systems such as biomass, geothermal, hydropower and solar. The funding can also be used to increase energy savings by making improvements to heating, ventilation and cooling systems; insulation; and lighting and refrigeration.