§ 4280.112 Applicant eligibility
§ 4280.113 Project eligibility
§ 4280.114 RES and EEI grant funding
§ 4280.115 Grant applications–general
§ 4280.116 Determination of technical merit
§ 4280.117 Grant Applications for RES and EEI projects with total project costs of $200,000 and greater
§ 4280.118 Grant applications for RES and EEI Projects with total project costs of less than $200,000, but more than $80,000
§ 4280.119 Grant applications for res and eei projects with total project costs of $80,000 or less
§ 4280.120 Scoring RES and EEI grant applications
§ 4280.121 Selecting RES and EEI grant applications for award
§ 4280.122 Awarding and administering RES and EEI grants
§ 4280.123 Servicing RES and EEI Grants
§ 4280.124 Construction planning and performing development

Terms Used In CFR > Title 7 > Chapter XLII > Part 4280 > Subpart B > Renewable Energy System and Energy Efficiency Improvement Grants

  • Administrator: The Administrator of Rural Business-Cooperative Service within the Rural Development Mission Area of the U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Agency: The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) or successor agency assigned by the Secretary of Agriculture to administer the Rural Energy for America Program. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Agricultural Producer: An individual or entity directly engaged in the production of agricultural products, including crops (including farming). See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Anaerobic Digester Project: A Renewable Energy System that uses animal waste or other Renewable Biomass and may include other organic substrates, via anaerobic digestion, to produce biomethane that is used to produce thermal or electrical energy or that is converted to a compressed gaseous or liquid state. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Annual Receipts: Means receipts as calculated under 13 CFR 121. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Applicant: (1) Except for EA and REDA grants, the Agricultural Producer or Rural Small Business that is seeking a grant, guaranteed loan, or a combination of a grant and loan, under this subpart. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Capacity: The maximum output rate that an apparatus or heating unit is able to attain on a sustained basis as rated by the manufacturer. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Commercially Available: A system that meets the requirements of either paragraph (1) or (2) of this definition. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Complete Application: An application that contains all parts necessary for the Agency to determine Applicant and project eligibility, score the application, and, where applicable, enable the Agency to determine the technical merit of the project. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Departmental Regulations: The regulations of the USDA's Office of Chief Financial Officer (or successor office) as codified in 2 CFR chapter IV. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Electronic funds transfer: The transfer of money between accounts by consumer electronic systems-such as automated teller machines (ATMs) and electronic payment of bills-rather than by check or cash. (Wire transfers, checks, drafts, and paper instruments do not fall into this category.) Source: OCC
  • Eligible Project Costs: The Total Project Costs that are eligible to be paid or guaranteed with REAP funds. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Energy Assessment: An Agency-approved report assessing energy use, cost, and efficiency by analyzing energy bills and surveying the target building and/or equipment sufficiently to provide an Agency-approved Energy Assessment. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Energy Audit: A comprehensive report that meets an Agency-approved standard prepared by an Energy Auditor or an individual supervised by an Energy Auditor that documents current energy usage. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Feasibility Study: An analysis conducted by a Qualified Consultant of the economic, market, technical, financial, and management feasibility of a proposed project or business operation. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Federal Fiscal Year: The 12-month period beginning October 1 of any given year and ending on September 30 of the following year. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Immediate Family: Individuals who are closely related by blood, marriage, or adoption, or who live within the same household, such as a spouse, domestic partner, parent, child, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandparent, grandchild, niece, or nephew. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Inspector: A Qualified Consultant who has at least 3 years of experience and completed at least five inspections on similar type projects. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • Liabilities: The aggregate of all debts and other legal obligations of a particular person or legal entity.
  • Matching Funds: Those project funds required by the 7 U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Power Purchase Agreement: The terms and conditions governing the sale and transportation of electricity produced by the grantee or borrower to another party. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Qualified Consultant: An independent third-party individual or entity possessing the knowledge, expertise, and experience to perform the specific task required. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Refurbished: Refers to a piece of equipment or Renewable Energy System that has been brought into a commercial facility, thoroughly inspected, and worn parts replaced and has a warranty that is approved by the Agency or its designee. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Renewable Energy: Energy derived from:

    (1) A wind, solar, Renewable Biomass, ocean (including tidal, wave, current, and thermal), geothermal or Hydroelectric Source. See 7 CFR 4280.103

  • Retrofitting: A modification that incorporates a feature or features not included in the original design or for the replacement of existing components with ones that improve the original design and does not impact original warranty if the warranty is still in existence. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Rural Small Business: A Small Business that is located in a Rural Area or that can demonstrate the proposed project for which assistance is being applied for under this subpart is located in a Rural Area. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Settlement: Parties to a lawsuit resolve their difference without having a trial. Settlements often involve the payment of compensation by one party in satisfaction of the other party's claims.
  • Simple Payback: The estimated Simple Payback of a project funded under this subpart as calculated using paragraph (1) or (2) as applicable, of this definition. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Small Business: An entity or utility, as applicable, described below that meets Small Business Administration's (SBA) definition of Small Business as found in 13 CFR part 121. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • State: Any of the 50 States of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Total Project Costs: The sum of all costs associated with a completed project. See 7 CFR 4280.103
  • Used Equipment: Any equipment that has been used in any previous application and is provided in an "as is" condition. See 7 CFR 4280.103