JEFFERSON CITY, MO, DEC. 2, 2021 - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Division of Energy is accepting grant applications now through Feb. 28, 2022, to reimburse farmers for energy-saving equipment through its Energize Missouri Agriculture Program. The department is offering up to $3 million in cost-share grants to agricultural operations for energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy equipment. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants.
“The Energize Missouri Agriculture Program is an important resource available to our farmers and livestock producers around the state” said Craig Redmon, Director of the Division of Energy. “By upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment, our agricultural community will be able to enjoy enhanced energy savings benefits.”
The program will reimburse approved applicants up to 75% or a maximum of $7,500 of the purchase cost (excluding time and labor costs) of qualifying energy-saving equipment and systems per applicant. Some examples of eligible projects include solar-powered watering systems and fencers, irrigation upgrades, GPS systems for tractors and applicators, ventilation and insulation.
Anyone interested in more information or applying for the Energize Missouri Agriculture Program should visit dnr.mo.gov/energy/energy-loans/energize-missouri-agriculture-program for more details. Purchases made prior to signing the terms and conditions agreement will not qualify for reimbursement.
Those without internet access may obtain a paper application form by contacting the department by phone at 573-751-2254 or 855-522-2796 or email at email@example.com.
The Energize Missouri Agriculture Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 and is part of the funds managed by the department’s Division of Energy.