USDA gives our clean and renewable energy grants for Rural communities.

Published: May. 20, 2023 at 12:35 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - The Biden administration is investing $11B in clean energy grants, loans, and partial forgiveness loan opportunities across rural America through the investing in America agenda.

“This is helping rural communities with energy efficiency, and we particularly really want to make it affordable , reliable and clean for all these communities. So this is a way that we can harness people’s innovations,” said Glenn Pauley, State Director, Rural Development Wyoming- USDA.

Through the inflation reduction act, two new programs will support clean and renewable energy, zero emissions, and create new jobs and healthier communities.

These programs will help rural energy and utility providers bring affordable, reliable, clean energy to communities across the country.

Non-profits, tribal communities, municipalities, corporations, small businesses, and utilities are encouraged to apply.

Experts say that rural americans pay a higher percentage of their incomes for energy

”Its a great inflation fighter in and of itself and will also prepare rural america for a cleaner more efficient resilient energy future,” Christopher McLean, Assistant Administrator, Rural Utility Service, USDA Washington D.C.

Quarterly grant applications are available, and they’re currently taking applications until June 30th.