GRANTS AND LOANS FOR ENERGY SEMINAR
Thursday, March 1, 2018 4:30 – 6 p.m.
at Board of County Commissioners room
2798 Overseas Highway, Marathon (MM 48.5 bayside), 2nd Floor
Government grants and / or guaranteed loans are available for small businesses or agricultural producers in Monroe County to make energy efficiency improvements or add renewable energy systems, such as solar energy, to your business. US Department of Agriculture – Rural Development representative, Yashira Mendez, will explain the USDA REAP grant which can cover up to 25% of system costs and USDA guaranteed loans that can cover up to 75% of the costs. The USDA is now accepting grant applications, and Yashira will explain how to apply for either or both of these programs.
SALT Service will discuss the basics of solar energy and energy efficiency improvements, including system components, and the cost benefits of adding energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy sources, such as solar photovoltaic (PV) to small businesses.