Caroline County Economic Development

Grant available for farmers and small businesses

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service Agency is now accepting applications for grants under the USDA Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). This program is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce energy costs and consumption, as well as encourage you to integrate renewable energy technologies into your facilities.

Do you:

  1. Earn at least 51 percent of your income from farming or ranching? OR Operate a privately owned, for-profit small business located in a rural area or town of 50,000 people or less?
  2. Want to install a system that will generate renewable energy or reduce energy costs?
  3. Is the project’s technology readily available for purchase?

If you answered YES to these three questions, your project may be eligible for assistance of up to 25% of energy improvements through REAP.

**Please review further eligibility requirements HERE .  If you have additional questions, contact Bruce Weaver, DE/MD Energy Coordinator at or (302) 857-3629. 

Click here for the Notice of Solicitation for Applications

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