Rural Energy for America Program

The Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) for the 2020 Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) will not be published until October 2019. However, that does not change the deadlines for the applications. Application deadlines are as follows:

Renewable Energy Systems (RES) and Energy Efficiency Improvements (EEI) Grants of $20,000 or less: October 31, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

RES and EEI Grants over $20,000: March 31, 2020.

The RES and EEI grants are open to rural small businesses and agricultural producers only. The requirements for REAP can be found at 7 CFR 4280 Subpart B.

Applications are accepted at any time and will compete in the first round it is eligible for. If you are interested in the RES or EEI grants please contact Cheryl Pelletier, State Energy Coordinator, at or (207) 760-4607.