For the 2014 Fiscal Year, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) awarded 50 grants out of 88 applicants in Wisconsin. The total amount allocated was $1.14 million. The initial WI grant allocation of $1,039,000 was expended and additional funds of $103,000 were received from the national office reserve pool. REAP, authorized in the 2012 farm bill, is a program that can finance renewable energy and energy efficiency projects for rural small businesses and farmers. 2015 funds are available now; see below for funding details. For more information, contact Brenda Heinen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 715-345-7615, Ext 139.