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Funding available for renewable energy studies


September 15, 2010
By Manure Manager

September 14, 2010 – U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is distributing $3,000,000
nationally for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct
feasibility studies for renewable energy systems.

September 14, 2010 – U.S.
Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development
is distributing $3,000,000
nationally for agricultural producers and rural small businesses to conduct
feasibility studies for renewable energy systems.

The application deadline
is October 5. The maximum grant amount per project is $50,000 or 25 percent of
the eligible project cost of the study, whichever is less. The feasibility
study must be completed within two years of the grant agreement.

Eligible projects include
feasibility studies of systems to produce heat, electricity, or fuel from wind,
solar, biomass (including manure), geothermal, hydro-power and hydrogen-based
sources. The system must be located in a rural area, technically feasible, and
owned by the applicant.

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Applications can be
submitted electronically through http://www.grants.gov/
or by mail to: Philip Brown, USDA Rural Development, 430 G Street, #4169,
Davis, CA 95616.  E-mail and faxed applications are not acceptable.


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