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Rural Energy for America Program grant application competition deadline

from U.S. Department of Agriculture

This is a reminder that the next Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant application competition deadline is less than seven weeks away! It is the close of business (4:30 p.m.) on Oct. 31. A few things to remember:
  • Eligible applicants are small businesses in rural areas of Maine (almost everywhere except Portland and immediately surrounding areas) as well as agricultural producers anywhere in Maine.
  • Applications are accepted for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvements.
  • The upcoming competition is for grant requests of $20,000 and less.
  • We need only one hard copy original of the application and supporting materials.
  • No emailed applications will be accepted.
  • The application materials can be submitted to Brian Wilson at the Bangor State Office or to Cheryl Pelletier at the Presque Isle Area Office (addresses below). No other locations can receive applications.
  • Make sure we receive the application (not just post-marked) by 4:30 p.m. EST on Tuesday, March 31. If an application is received after that time it will be held for competition in the next round (spring of 2018).
If you intend to submit an application and your project will involve ground disturbance, get in touch with Brian or Cheryl immediately so we can initiate the environmental review process. Our environmental regulations changed effective April 1 of last year, so we want to be sure to get a jump on any possible issues that could delay or stop your project from being funded. If you have questions please contact Cheryl D. Pelletier at 207-764-4157 or Brian Wilson at 207-990-9125.

Cheryl D. Pelletier | Business Programs Specialist
Rural Development
U.S. Department of Agriculture
735 Main Street – Suite 1 | Presque Isle, ME 04769

Brian Wilson, P.E. | Business and Cooperative Programs Director
Rural Development
United States Department of Agriculture
967 Illinois Avenue, Suite 4 | Bangor, ME 04401-2767
Fax: 855.589.1098 more


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