The Department for Energy Development and Independence is partnering with the Governor's Office of Agriculture Policy to make American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) funding available to farmers.
Farm Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Partnership has $1 million to implement an On-Farm Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Program. The funding will be used to supplement tobacco settlement funding to provide grants to farmers for on-farm energy improvements.
The Kentucky Multi-County Collaborative Agriculture Energy Initiatives Program will receive $1 million in stimulus funding to encourage farmers to seek energy efficient solutions. Farmers are able to use grant funds to pay for professional services or equipment, to expand renewable energy crop production, or the preparation of grant applications to U.S. Department of Agriculture to obtain additional funding.