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Federal grants to assist in renewable energy projects

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) is announcing that 21 agricultural producers and rural small businesses throughout Iowa to support renewable energy projects and energy efficiency improvements will receive grants totaling $253,548.  The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Energy for America Program.  

"REAP has been remarkably successful in leveraging federal funds to enable thousands of energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects to be carried out by farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses.  By helping Iowa's agricultural producers and rural businesses invest in renewable energy sources and make energy efficiency improvements, today's funding will lower energy costs, help our state to become more energy secure, and create new job opportunities to boost our economy," Harkin said. 

The following communities received renewable energy grants:

Ackley – $6,937
Algona – $14,722
Ames – $12,500
Bennett – $12,094
Carroll – $11,356
Charles City – $12,007
Coggon – $12,094
Denver – $12,445
Epworth – $11,657
Greene – $12,500
Lake Mills – $9,600
Latimer – $12,080
Le Mars – $7,749
Mingo – $20,000
Northwood – $9,201
Osage – $12,500
Palo – $20,000
Readlyn – $10,450
Stacyville – $12,241
Wallingford – $10,163
What Cheer - $11,252

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