WI Rural Energy Grants Awarded in 2014

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 brenda.heinen@wi.usda.gov or 715-345-7615, Ext 139.