USDA Accepting Applications for $1 Billion Rural Renewable Energy

Competitive grants open for agricultural producers and small businesses

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA is accepting applications for rural renewable energy grants. Agricultural producers and rural small businesses are encouraged to apply for grants through the Rural Energy for America Program, which will make $1 billion in competitive grants available to renewable energy system installations and energy-efficiency building improvements.

“Supporting renewable energy and energy-saving systems helps the people of rural America create thriving, livable communities,” Vilsack said. “When we invest in rural communities, we are supporting hard work that sends a ripple effect across our country. Clean energy is critical to the future of our economy, and the Inflation Reduction Act provides the Biden-Harris Administration with the resources to build a more prosperous rural America while tackling the climate crisis and lowering energy costs.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Secretary Vilsack as he advocates for those living in the rural places of America.
  • That this funding helps lower energy costs for small businesses across the country.
  • For administration officials as they continue implementing the many facets of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Sources: U.S. Department of Agriculture


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