The USDA announced Renewable Energy Grant Award packages that will include some funding for area projects.
USDA Rural Development announced $218,000 in grant awards for 19 recipients in Missouri as part of a $24.8 million package nationwide intended to build or improve renewable energy infrastructure for rural communities.
Some of the regional recipients of awards included a $6,500 grant award to Levi Rhodes of Amity to help purchase and install at 13.2 kW solar array for his farm that will replace 83 percent of the farm’s energy use per year.
The Henke Family Hog Farm of Princeton will receive $8,77 for a solar array at a swine facility and replace 100 percent of the producer’s energy use each year.
Service Lube, Incorporated in Maryville will receive $8,455 for a solar array for an automotive service shop that will replace 90.5 percent of yearly energy usage.
North Missouri Tire in Kirksville will receive $9,266 to install LED lighting throughout its retain store and warehouse. It will replace 74 percent of the company’s usage for the year.