Jun 27, 2005
Applications must be completed and submitted to the appropriate United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) State Rural Development Office postmarked no later than 90 days after the date of the published notice. Applications postmarked after that date will be returned to the Applicant with no action.
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Rural Development announces the availability of up to $22.8 million in competitive grant funds for fiscal year (FY) 2005 to purchase renewable energy systems and make energy improvements for agricultural producers and rural small businesses. Of the $22.8 million, $11.4 million will be setaside through August 31, 2005, for guaranteed loans. These funds will be administered under a final rule to be published in the Federal Register later this fiscal year. Any guaranteed loan funds not obligated by August 31, 2005, will be made available for competitive grants under this notice. In order to be eligible for grant funds, the agricultural producer or rural small business must demonstrate financial need. The grant request must not exceed 25 percent of the eligible project costs.
Who can apply:
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
Eligible functional categories:
Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
Rural Development Rural Business Renewable Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Improvements Program
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Business and Cooperative Programs