Please visit the Solicitations Page for Renewable Energy for information about the latest REAP funding opportunities. Applications for the most recent solicitation were due March 2019. Subscribe to the list serve to stay informed about information including potential future funding opportunities.
REAP is not accepting applications. A solicitation was released in January 2019 with a deadline of March 2019. Any program updates, including public workshops or new funding opportunities, will be publicized through the program list serve.
The agricultural sector is a vital part of the California economy, and California's agricultural production is critical to global food security. Agricultural operations are also vulnerable to climate change. As California moves forward to achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals for 2030 and 2050, efforts must be made to ensure that the agricultural sector remains vibrant and strong. The installation of onsite renewable energy offers agricultural operations an opportunity to reduce GHG emissions, increase energy reliability, and realize the benefits associated with reduced demand for grid electricity. The Energy Commission is implementing REAP to support this opportunity.
The program was authorized with the passage of Assembly Bill 109 (Ting, Budget Act of 2017, Chapter 249, Statutes of 2017) and Senate Bill 856 (Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, Chapter 30, Statutes of 2018). The program is receiving $10 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.
REAP seeks to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through projects serving local communities, including priority populations in disadvantaged and low-income communities. Doing so benefits public health and reduces air pollution.
The program was funded through California Climate Investments, a statewide program that puts billions of cap-and-trade dollars to work reducing greenhouse gas emissions, strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment—particularly in low-income and disadvantaged communities.