Dozens of Projects Score USDA Solar Grants

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More than 30 solar projects in the state have been awarded grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The funding, which totals nearly $1.5 million for Indiana small businesses or agricultural producers, is part of a nationwide energy efficiency initiative.

More than 1,100 projects throughout the states, the Virgin Islands, the Western Pacific and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico have secured funding in the form of grants or low-interest loans from the Rural Energy for America Program.

In total, the USDA is providing more than $100 million in loan guarantees and over $71 million in grants.

The Indiana grant recipients and funding totals are:

  • Don Bauman - $16,800
  • Beckley Farms, Inc. - $24,794
  • Blesch Brothers Equipment Co. Inc. - $55,575
  • Boonville Natural Gas Corp. - $57,500
  • Everett Borkholder - $13,999
  • Boyd Farms LLC - $35,243
  • Carl Sands & Sons Inc. - $25,638
  • Chances R. Farms Inc. - $59,750
  • Country View Grain LLC - $45,196
  • Donetta Farms Inc. - $17,083
  • Five Oaks Farms Inc. - $38,291
  • Groth Farms Inc. - $43,459
  • Hollingsworth Lumber - $100,000
  • Jack W. Sanders Repair - $13,717
  • Jackson Family Farms - $115,480
  • K V Services LLC - $49,975
  • Kentland Elevator & Supply Inc. - $67,437
  • Little Farms Inc. - $19,741
  • McKinney & McKinney - $49,875
  • McKinney Farms Inc. - $49,750
  • Morgrain Partners - $80,148
  • New Holland Tri-County - $28,000
  • Newlin's Welding & Tank Maintenance - $7,427
  • Okos Family Farms LLC - $22,846
  • Ortman Drilling Inc. - $30,149
  • P & L Wilson Farms Inc. -$35,714
  • Parke Professional Services LLC - $49,276
  • Phil Overdorf Farms Inc. - $46,411
  • Rochester Rotational Molding - $89,000
  • Rockland Wood Products LLC - $17,468
  • Paul W. Rumple - $91,330
  • Michael Schuler - $30,060
  • Tom G. Weaver - $40,210
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