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Programs and Announcements

USDA supports the entire supply chain of renewable energy production, from feedstock research and development to the consumer, through programs in:

  • Research and education
  • Feedstock development and production
  • Feedstock conversion and commercialization
  • Renewable electricity production
  • Energy efficiency and conservation
  • Other USDA energy-related programs

USDA draws expertise from more than a dozen USDA agencies and offices, including:

Programs

 

Announcements (Federal Register Financial and Rules Notices)

Here is a list of current notice of solicitation for applications, and Federal Register rules and proposed rules announcements at USDA for energy/renewable energy programs. A brief description of the program is below, click on link for details regarding eligibility, other requirements, how to apply, point of contact, terms, Q&A and more.

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

Guaranteed Loans are accepted on a continuous application cycle.

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Recently Closed:

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

  • Applications for Grants of $20,000 or Less and Loan/Grant of $20,000 or Less Combo Applications due by March 31, 2021.
  • Applications for Unrestricted Grants or Loan/Unrestricted Grant Combo Applications due by March 31, 2021.

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Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Closes April 1, 2021, 4:30 p.m. EDT
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