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- REAP Grant (Rural Energy for America): Funding for the purchase, installation and construction of renewable every systems or energy efficiency upgrades. The grant provides 25% of the total system cost to the recipient, up to $500,000 for renewable systems and $250,000 for efficiency systems.
- VAP Grant (Value-Added Producer): Funding to help agricultural producers enter into value-added activities related to the processing and/or marketing of bio-based, value-added products. Generating new products, creating and expanding marketing opportunities, and increasing producer income are the goals of this program. Applicants must own 51% of the product being produced.
“Basically, a (USDA) grant is like a loan from a bank you don’t have to pay back.”
~ Christi Southerland
For more information, please contact Chris Oganowski at the Community Foundation at 56 N Main Street in Martinsville or call 765-813-0003.