S.2225 - A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to reauthorize and improve the Rural Energy for America program.

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 to reauthorize and improve the Rural Energy for America program. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 regarding the Rural Energy for America Program to: (1) extend the Program through FY2017, (2) make nonprofit organizations eligible for assistance, (3) make assistance available to purchase unique components of renewable energy syste

Official Summary

Amends the Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 regarding the Rural Energy for America Program to:
(1) extend the Program through FY2017,
(2) make nonprofit organizations eligible for assistance,
(3) make assistance available to purchase unique components of renewable energy systems,
(4) create a tiered loan and grant application process that reflects project size,
(5) prohibit requiring a second meter for on-farm residential portions of rural projects connected to the energy grid,
(6) permit the combined amount of a grant and a loan guarantee to cover all eligible activity costs, and
(7) limit individual grant amounts for feasibility studies.

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