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Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities

Open Date:

9/1/2023

Close Date:

10/31/2023

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Educational Institution
  • General Public
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • Small Business
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Bureau/Office

Rural Utilities Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Overview

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for home energy exceeds 275% of the national average. Eligible projects also include on-grid and off-grid renewable energy projects and the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects for eligible communities. Projects cannot be for the primary benefit of a single household or business. Grant funds may not be used for the preparation of the grant application, operating costs, or for the purchase of any equipment, structures, or real estate not directly associated with the provision of community energy services.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
$10000000.00
Limit per Applicant:
$3,000,000
Estimated Awards:
10

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Email Robin L Meigel if you have difficulty accessing the full announcement.

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