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USDA/RBS RIN: 0570-AA98 Publication ID: Spring 2021 
Title: Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Grants 
Abstract:

The Rural Business-Cooperative Service will update the regulations for the Rural Energy for America Program to update section references for Combined Grant and Guaranteed Loan funding requirements and Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Development Assistance grants due to the removal of the guarantee loan provisions that  moved to the OneRD Guaranteed Loan Rule (0572-AC43).  Program modifications that have been previously published via Federal Register Notice of Solicitation of Application (NOSA) will be incorporated into 7 CFR part 4280, subpart B, to eliminate the need for annual notification/renewal and to enhance program delivery and customer service.  Program enhancements that support a greater distribution of funds as well as processing and servicing clarifications are also being incorporated into this regulation.

 
Agency: Department of Agriculture(USDA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 7 CFR 4280 subpart B   
Legal Authority: 5 U.S.C. 301    7 U.S.C. 8107   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
Final Rule With Comment  04/27/2021  86 FR 22304   
Comment Period End  06/28/2021 
Final Rule Effective  07/26/2021 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 0572-AC43 
Agency Contact:
Debra Yocum
Department of Agriculture
Rural Business-Cooperative Service
1400 Independence Avenue SW,
Washington, DC 20250
Phone:402 499-1198
Email: debra.yocum@ne.usda.gov