The USDA is seeking applications from farmers, agricultural producers, and owners of rural small businesses to purchase renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. The funding is provided through USDA Rural Development’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). The deadline is June 30, 2010, for nation-wide applications, however, states have also been given funding for in-state competition. Applicants wishing to be considered for the in-state funding must submit applications no later than close of business (4:30 p.m.), Friday, May 21, 2010. A second round of applications will be accepted for in-state funding and must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 4, 2010.For more information you can read the full USDA press release: REAP Application Deadline release.
And more information on how to apply for funding is available in the April 26, 2010, Federal Register: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-9580.pdf.