The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development is a federal agency tasked with administering the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). REAP provides grants (25% of project cost) and loan guarantees for renewable energy (a majority of which are solar installations) and energy efficiency projects undertaken by businesses. The next application deadline will be March 31.
Join Solar Washington and USDA Rural Development's Brandon Hoffman on Tuesday, January 28 at 12 noon in a webinar presentation to guide you through the program, the application process and more. Brandon works for USDA Rural Development as part of their Business Programs team out of Mt. Vernon, WA. The presentation should take roughly 45-60 minutes.
This presentation will be especially relevant to installers with sufficient background knowledge about REAP eligibility to advise clients about the potential for receiving a grant.
Who may apply? Agricultural producers with at least 50% of gross income coming from agricultural operations, and small businesses in eligible rural areas. Businesses can qualify by meeting the SBA’s definition of a small business and being in a rural area or by being an agricultural producer. Click to be taken to the REAP website for more information.
How to attend this presentation and to RSVP?
- You can view the webinar by clicking the following link from your computer, tablet or smartphone: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/227484781
- If you will not be at a computer, you can also dial in 1 (872) 240-3412. Access Code: 227-484-781.
- The presentation will be conducted in the conference room at Sazan Environmental Services located at 600 Stewart Street, 16th floor, Seattle, WA 98101. If you would like to attend in person, space is very limited. Please contact Jack Newman of Sazan Environmental Services at [email protected] to inquire about space availability.
Please RSVP below if you plan on attending the webinar. (Again, if you would like to attend the presentation in person, contact Jack Newman at [email protected] to inquire about space availability.)
This is a free educational service made possible by Solar Washington and Brandon Hoffman of USDA Rural Development. There are several nearby paid parking lots and street parking is typically available if you plan on attending in person.
REAP assistance program with the Pierce (County) Conservation District in partnership with Spark Northwest. Link.