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REAP Technical Assistance Program


Get a No-Cost Energy Audit Update and Grant Application Assistance

Farms are integral to New York State’s economy, food supply, and way of life. Making investments in energy efficiency can help ensure farms continue to thrive while helping meet New York State’s climate goals.

The REAP Technical Assistance Program (RTAP) provides New York State farmers with no-cost assistance applying to the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) Link opens in new window - close new window to return to this page.. Through RTAP, farmers receive hands-on support with updates to energy audits and preparing grant application materials.

How it Works

RTAP provides farmers with no-cost support preparing an application package seeking REAP grant funding, which can cover up to 50% of total project costs for energy efficiency improvements. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis through September 30, 2026.

RTAP can help farmers with:

Upcoming REAP grant funding cycle due dates:

How Farms Benefit

Participating in RTAP gives farms access to no-cost technical assistance with REAP grants.

Other benefits include:

Program Guidelines

Applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements to apply for RTAP.

Priority will be given to applicants who meet the following criteria:

Do not incur project expenses until notification of grant application acceptance by Rural Development has been received.

How to Apply

Complete the RTAP application [PDF] or contact NYSERDA at [email protected] or 1-800-732-1399 to get started.

Program Resources