RHODE ISLAND AGRICULTURAL ENERGY PROGRAM
A Cooperative Agreement between Rhode Island Resource Conservation and Development Area Council, Inc., the Department of
Environmental Management, Division of Agriculture and Office of Air Resources, and the RI Office of Energy Resources.
The Rhode Island Agricultural Energy Program (RIAgEP) is a competitive grant program
that funds agricultural energy projects in an effort to improve energy efficiency and to facilitate the adoption of alternative clean energy technologies by Rhode Island farms in
order to reduce energy consumption thereby, decreasing the carbon footprint of the agricultural community and keep agriculture a viable and growing sector of Rhode Island's economy.
RI Ag Energy Grants will fund projects up to $20,000 that fall into either the renewable
energy category or the energy efficiency category. All farm related energy efficiency and renewable energy projects that meet the program requirements will be considered, although
priority will be given to proposals that focus on the technologies listed in the application.
Eligibility and Applying
The farming operation must have received an energy audit/energy assessment, or demonstrate the initiation of such. The operation must be a legally
recognized entity within the State of Rhode Island, and must have the ability to enter a legally binding agreement with the State of Rhode Island. The
operation must be an agricultural operation as defined in the Application (RFA).
The application period is open for the April 21, 2017 deadline.
Download application here