Provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to purchase or install renewable energy systems or make energy efficiency improvements.

Application Deadline: 

Applications for Grants of $20,000 or Less | Guaranteed Loan/Grant of $20,000 or Less Combo Applications

  • April 1, 2019

Applications for Unrestricted Grants | Guaranteed Loan/Unrestricted Grant Combo Applications

  • April 1, 2019

Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance Grants

  • January 31, 2019

Guaranteed Loans

  • Continuous Application Cycle

Organization: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Eligible Projects: 
Agricultural producers with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations, and small businesses in eligible rural areas. Businesses must be in an area other than a city or town with a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants and the urbanized area of that city or town.

Funding Amount: Varies.