USDA Grants Help Local Rural Development

By Jackie Kent, NBC Nebraska

The application process is open until June 30th. Eligibility information and the form are available here

Solar Array on Kleinschmidt Farm

HASTINGS, Neb. — The USDA Rural Development through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) awarded $146,000 in grants to 15 Nebraska applicants to help with energy conservation.

According to a news release, the funds will cover energy-efficient improvements and renewable energy systems installation.

The USDA has awarded $545 million to support similar projects worldwide since 2009. For local award recipients, that means helping rural development.

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