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Energy Assistance Available for Rural Communities

Tuesday December 17th, 2019
Rural townships may apply for grants through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Energy for America Program.
Grantees use the funds to help rural small businesses and agricultural producers with renewable energy systems, energy efficiency improvements, energy audits, renewable energy technical assistance, and energy site assessments.
The deadlines for the various grant levels are as follows:
• Energy audit and renewable energy development assistance grant: January 31, 2020.
• Grant or guaranteed loan/grant combination of $20,000 or less: March 31, 2020.
• Unrestricted grant or guaranteed loan/unrestricted grant combination: March 31, 2020.
For more information and applications, go to or contact Amanda Hope in the Pennsylvania Rural Development Office at (717) 237-2289 or