Want to learn about how energy efficiency and renewable energy funds can work for you? Plan to attend the February 17th “Tapping Clean Energy Funding for Rural Montana” workshop at MetraPark in Billings. Eastern Montana farmers, ranchers, and small businesses — along with agency and non-profit staff and private grant writers — will be able to learn more about how to tap renewable energy and energy efficiency opportunities for rural Montana.
The workshop will outline what loans, rebates, and grants are available in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The workshop will include a specific focus on the USDA-RD’s Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) grant and loan program. “Clean Energy Funding” is being held at the Yellowstone Room in MetraPark, in conjunction with the 35th annual Montana Agri-Trade Expo (MATE).
Clean Energy Funding workshop participants will receive educational materials and sample applications that can be used with REAP and other loan/grant applications. Registration for the workshop is $50 and also includes lunch, free MATE show tickets and more. The pre-registration deadline is February 11th. For more details on registering for this workshop contact Al Kurki at 406-449-0104 or e-mail [email protected] . Or you can register on-line at www.ncat.org/meetings.
This workshop is sponsored by the National Center for Appropriate Technology (NCAT) along with the Joliet Food & Ag Center at Beartooth RC&D, Harvesting Clean Energy, AERO, MEDA, Montana Dakota Utilities, Northwestern Energy and the Montana Department of Agriculture in partnership with USDA Rural Development in Montana.