Rural Energy for America (REAP) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program

Funding Agency:
US Department of Agriculture

The Rural Business Cooperative Service (RBCS or the Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that it is accepting applications under the Rural Energy for America (REAP) Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) Program for fiscal year (FY) 2023. These grant funds will be made to qualified type of Applicants to provide technical assistance to Agricultural Producers and Rural Small Businesses applying to REAP, with priority for Applicants assisting distressed/disadvantaged communities, Applicants pursuing projects using underutilized technologies, and Applicants pursuing projects under $20,000.

Deadline: Aug. 15, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

 Eligible Applicants must meet the eligibility requirements, as applicable, specified in paragraphs (a) through (c) of this section. (a) Eligible Applicants are: (1) A unit of State, Tribal, or local government; (2) A land-grant college or university, or other Institution of Higher Education; (3) An electric cooperative; (4) A Public Power Entity; (5) An Investor-owned utility; (6) A Council, as defined under the Resource Conservation and Development Program, at 16 U.S.C. 3451. (7) A Not-for-profit entity; (8) A For-profit entity; (9) A Sole proprietor business; (10) Other business entities (organized pursuant to Federal, State, or Tribal law). (b) The Applicant must have sufficient capacity to perform the activities proposed in the application to ensure success. The Agency will make this assessment based on the information provided in the application. (c) The Applicant must have the legal authority necessary to apply for and carry out the purpose of the grant.

Amount Description

Award Amounts: A grant award will not exceed $500,000 to a single applicant. RDSOs may select a single or multiple Applicants that are awarded a REAP TAG grant. No award amount of less than $100,000 will be made.

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

August 15, 2023