Empowering Rural America New ERA Program

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Grantor Agency

U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Programmatic Area

Energy & Environment



Match Required?

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Eligible Entities

The New ERA program is available only to rural electric cooperatives, including: Existing or former USDA Rural Utilities Service (RUS) borrowers Borrowers of the former Rural Electrification Administration Rural electric cooperatives that serve predominantly rural areas Wholly or jointly owned subsidiaries of rural electric cooperatives

Focus Area

This USDA Rural Development program seeks to help rural Americans transition to clean, affordable, and reliable energy by reducing air and water pollution. Funding improves health outcomes and lower energy costs for people in rural communities.

Contact Portland, OR 97204 Voice: (866) 923-5626 ext. 1 (toll-free) or (503) 414-3300 Fax: (855) 824-6180

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