Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) funding for 2013 is available to Minnesota farmers, ranchers and rural small businesses for the development and construction of renewable energy systems and energy efficiency improvement projects. REAP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Application deadline for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Improvement (REEI) Grant and Combination Guaranteed Loan and Grant Programs is April 30, 2013; deadline for Renewable Energy System Feasibility Study grants is April 30, 2013; and deadline for REEI Guaranteed Loans only is July 15, 2013. View the full funding announcement here. For an application and for information on applicant eligibility, past awards and potential financial assistance, visit Minnesota REAP.