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Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Program

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Close Date:

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Cooperative
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Private Sector
  • Public Utility Entity

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


Eligible projects are for the cost of loans under Section 317 (which finances wind, solar, hydropower, biomass, or geothermal sources) including projects that store electricity in support of 317 loans. Up to 50 percent of the loan may be forgiven. The Secretary shall establish a criteria for going above 50 percent forgiveness. The loan interest rate will be set at the Municipal Rate.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

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Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
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Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Send questions to [email protected] or contact your General Field Representative (GFR). List of GFRs

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