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.
Definitions from Federal Regulations for the Rural Energy for America Program:
Agricultural Producer. An individual or entity directly engaged in the production of agricultural products, including crops (including farming); livestock (including ranching); forestry products; hydroponics; nursery stock; or aquaculture, whereby 50 percent or greater of their gross income is derived from those products.
Small Business. An entity or utility, as applicable, described below that meets Small Business Administration's (SBA) definition of Small Business as found in 13 CFR part 121.301(a) or (b). With the exception of the entities identified in this paragraph, all other non-profit entities are ineligible.
(1) A private for-profit entity, including a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation;
(2) A cooperative (including a cooperative qualified under section 501(c)(12) of the Internal Revenue Code);
(3) An electric utility (including a Tribal or governmental electric utility) that provides service to rural consumers and must operate independent of direct government control; and
(4) Tribal corporations or other Tribal business entities (as described in paragraph (4)(i) and (ii) of this definition). The Agency shall determine the Small Business status of such Tribal entity without regard to the resources of the Tribal government.
(i) Chartered under Section 17 of the Indian Reorganization Act (25 U.S.C. 477), or
(ii) Other Tribal business entities that have similar structures and relationships with their Tribal governments as determined by the Agency.