June 1, 2021

High Energy Cost Grants - due July 6

Program Seeks to Lower Energy Costs- Department of Agriculture 

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Homepage for High Energy Cost Grants. 

The Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities program seeks to lower energy costs for families and individuals in areas with extremely high per-household energy costs. The program supports the implementation of initiatives such as energy efficiency improvements and conservation measures (e.g., weatherization of residences and community facilities), programs encouraging the use of energy-saving appliances and devices, and programs aimed at improving the quality and cost of energy service. The application deadline is July 6, 2021.

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announces the availability of up to $10 million in competitive grants to assist communities with extremely high energy costs. The grant funds may be used to acquire, construct, or improve energy generation, transmission, or distribution facilities serving communities where the average annual residential expenditure for hoe energy exceeds 275% of the national average. Eligible projects also include on-grid and off-grid renewable energy projects and the implementation of energy efficiency and energy conservation projects for eligible communities. Projects cannot be for the primary benefit of a single household or business. Grant funds may not be used for the preparation of the gran application, operating costs, or for the purchase of any equipment, structures, or real estate not directly associated with the provision of community energy ser


Robin L Meigel
Finance Specialist
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