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Competitive grants are awarded for renewable energy projects (like building a wind turbine) and for energy-saving projects. Any project that reduces energy use and results in energy savings can qualify for an energy efficiency grant.


Source: A Letter from Senator Stabenow

New Opportunities with the Rural Energy for America Program

I am writing to let you know about an exciting opportunity available for farmers and rural small businesses in Michigan. 

As Chairwoman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, I want to create opportunities for Michigan farmers and small businesses to save money and reduce energy usage. I was pleased to support, as part of the most recent Farm Bill, the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). Farmers and small businesses in Michigan used REAP money to build wind turbines, install solar arrays, and replace grain dryers – to give just a few examples. 

Competitive grants are awarded for renewable energy projects (like building a wind turbine) and for energy-saving projects. Any project that reduces energy use and results in energy savings can qualify for an energy efficiency grant. 

If you are interested in applying for one of these competitive grants or loans, please contact your regional USDA office. If you do not know your regional office's number, you can visit the Michigan USDA Rural Development website at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/mi/ or you can call the Michigan headquarters at 517-324-5157.  

If you would like a letter of support for your grant application or need other help, please feel free to contact one of my regional Senate offices: Flint, Saginaw, Bay, Thumb (810-720-4172); Mid-Michigan (517-203-1760); Northern Michigan (231-929-1031); Southeast Michigan (313-961-4330); Upper Peninsula (906-228-8756); or West Michigan (616-975-0052).  

 

Sincerely,

Debbie Stabenow
United States Senator