Rural Energy Innovation Grant

Funding Summary: The Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED), in collaboration with the Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA), is pleased to announce a competitive grant solicitation and funding opportunity to support rural energy innovation in farms, agribusiness and rural small commercial businesses for energy-related implementation projects including transportation technologies, comprehensive energy planning, and enhanced preparedness and resiliency associated with energy systems. Funding for this grant comes from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and is administered by OED. Eligible applicants that meet minimum program requirements will be eligible to receive up to $50,000.00 total for a contract term of two (2) years.

Overview: The U.S. Department of Energy defines resilience1 as “the ability to prepare for and adapt to changing conditions and withstand and recover rapidly from disruptions.” Reinforcing rural areas across the State of Indiana through planning and infrastructure enhancements is key to creating resilience. Rural areas are defined as including any town, city, or community that has less than 30,000 residents.

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