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Empowering Rural America (New ERA) Program

Open Date:

Close Date:

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Cooperative

Program Purpose:

  • Energy Infrastructure

Reserved for Energy


Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


Funding is available for electric cooperatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by purchasing or deploying renewable energy, zero-emission systems, and carbon capture technology. Funding also can be used to make generation and transmission energy efficiency improvements. Grants may not exceed 25 percent of total project cost. Program is intended for the long-term resiliency, reliability, and affordability of rural electric systems to achieve the greatest reduction in CO2, methane and nitrous oxide emissions.

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Loan/Grant Combination
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

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

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