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06.13Regional Workforce Meeting
06.26LCRPC Full Board Mtg

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Renewable Energy Site Assessment Funds Available To Lincoln County Small Business & Farmers

To apply for a renewable energy site assessment of your business or farm in Lincoln County, please fill in this FORM

The U.S Department of Agriculture has awarded the Lincoln County a grant of $100,000 (to be matched by $5000 from Lincoln County) to conduct renewable energy site assessments for farmers and small businesses.

Along with the one-page application, please don't forget to include a year's worth of electricity and/or heating bills. If you have any questions, please call Bob at 754-0069 or Mary Ellen at 882-5983.


Upcoming USDA Rural Development Funding Deadlines

Rural Energy for America Program Renewable Energy Systems & Energy Efficiency Improvement Guaranteed Loans & Grants in Maine

Applications for Grants of $20,000 or Less | Guaranteed Loan/Grant of $20,000 or Less Combo Applications: Deadline -- April 1, 2019

Applications for Unrestricted Grants | Guaranteed Loan/Unrestricted Grant Combo Applications: Deadline -- April 1, 2019

 Guaranteed Loans: Continuous Application Cycle

This program provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or to make energy efficiency improvements.

Go HERE for contact info and more details!

How may the funds be used?

Funds may be used for renewable energy systems, such as:

  • Biomass (for example: biodiesel and ethanol, anaerobic digesters, and solid fuels)
  • Geothermal for electric generation or direct use
  • Hydropower below 30 megawatts
  • Hydrogen
  • Small and large wind generation
  • Small and large solar generation
  • Ocean (tidal, current, thermal) generation

Funds may also be used for the purchase, installation and construction of energy efficiency improvements, such as:

  • High efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC)
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Cooling or refrigeration units
  • Doors and windows
  • Electric, solar or gravity pumps for sprinkler pivots
  • Switching from a diesel to electric irrigation motor
  • Replacement of energy-inefficient equipment

What funding is available?


Loan guarantees on loans up to 75% of total eligible project costs

Grants for up to 25% of total eligible project costs

Combined grant and guaranteed loan funding up to 75% of total eligible project costs

For more information on loan and grant terms, matching fund requirements, and to submit an application, please contact:

Brian A. Wilson, P.E.

Business and Cooperative Programs Director
[email protected]
Telephone:  (207) 990-9168
Facsimile:  (855) 589-1098