Availability Limited for the USDA REAP Grant June 30 Deadline….

Canopy Solar urges small businesses and agricultural producers to continue pursuing the REAP Grant provided by the USDA in 2024 for renewable energy here in Ohio. Our availability for grant writing is decreasing fast as more owners realize the benefits to a solar energy installation. The grant is 50% of the total project cost and installed locally by our team of solar experts. We have superior, on-staff grant writers with a proven record of success with the REAP Grant. Let us continue our winning streak with your project application. The demand for projects for the June 30 deadline is increasing rapidly. Please call our office at 330-702-0147 to speak with our grant writing team and learn more about this amazing program supported by the USDA.  https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/energy-programs/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency-improvement-guaranteed-loans

Effective April 1, 2023…Increased Funding for Rural Solar Installations

On March 31, 2023 the USDA Rural Development REAP program announced it will have new funding for Renewable Energy Technologies through the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022, according to Federal Notice 4280.115. This will provide a grant up to 50% of total project costs for renewable energy systems, such as solar energy projects, that are installed in rural areas for small businesses and agricultural producers. Projects are required to be renewable energy systems that produce zero gas emissions at the project level. The maximum grant assistance per applicant per year is $1,500,000 with a minimum project size of $10,000 for Renewable Energy Systems. Scoring is also changing to provide increased points for environmental benefits and installations in distressed and disadvantaged communities. This program will now have 6 quarterly application windows beginning Apr 1, 2023- Jun 30, 2023 compared to only two  application windows per year, providing applicants a more frequent opportunity to submit applications.

Please contact the Ace Solar Grant Team at 330-542-2802 or [email protected], for more specifics on how to qualify your rural business or farming operation for this program. 

Federal Tax Credit Program

The federal tax credit for solar installation was raised to 30%.

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USDA Grant Program

USDA announces revised REAP Grant Program for 30% of Project Costs. Grant deadlines are March 31 and October 31 each year. This is a highly competitive round of funding with the increase to 30% of eligible project costs, up from the previous 25%.

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