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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Trainings for Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy Federal Funding Scheduled

Trainings for Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy
Federal Funding Scheduled
Information on programs and application requirements to be explained
(February 9, 2011, Albuquerque, NM) USDA Rural Development State Director
Terry Brunner announced today that during the next few weeks, USDA Rural
Development will host free trainings on obtaining loan guarantees and grants
for renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects.

In making the announcement, Brunner said, “We’re hosting the trainings
because we believe that the State of New Mexico has an untapped source of
energy projects that can be successful under these programs.”  Brunner
added, “We want to make sure that rural small businesses and agriculture
producers know how to apply for this financial support, which will make their
business more competitive and more energy efficient.”

The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) offers financial help to
agricultural producers and rural small businesses (no residences) to purchase
and install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.
Grant funds are also available for renewable energy feasibility studies.

Renewable energy systems include biofuels, wind, solar, geothermal,
hydrogen-based projects and anaerobic digesters. Energy efficiency projects
include changing out inefficient pumps, insulation, roofing, lighting, heating
and cooling systems, etc. for more efficient ones.

New Mexicans have been awarded funds to change out evaporative coolers to more
efficient ones at a lumber company in Santa Rosa, to install solar panels to
make electricity that runs irrigation pumps at a pecan farm in Roswell, and to
install solar panels at a storage unit business in Deming.

Each workshop covers the same information except for the application workshop
in Albuquerque, where staff will give step by step details on the REAP

The workshops will be in the following communities:

February 9, 2012
Silver City 10:00 AM – Noon
City Hall Annex
1203 North Hudson/1st Floor Conf Room
Silver City, NM 88061

February 14, 2012
Farmington 10:00 AM – Noon
Quality Center for Business, San Juan College
5101 College Blvd
Farmington, NM  87402

February 15, 2012
Santa Fe 10:00 AM – Noon
Porter Hall, Wendell Chino Bldg
1220 S. St Francis Dr
Santa Fe, NM  87505

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Roswell 1:15pm-2:15pm
1600 South East Main St
Roswell, NM  88202-6000   


Although attendance is free an RSVP is appreciated so plans can be made for
adequate seating and handouts. Also if you RSVP and there is a cancellation
due to weather you will be called and notified of the postponement. 

To make an RSVP or to get more information on the trainings please contact Ms.
Kim Giang, USDA Rural Development at 505.761.4953 or .

For more information on these and all USDA Rural Development business and
cooperative programs, visit

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