March 21, 2007 Mike Johanns announced the availability of $176.5 million in loan guarantees and $11.4 million in grants to support investments in renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements by agricultural producers and small businesses.
The deadline for applications for the grants is May 18, the deadline for the loan app. or loan/grant app. is July 2.
Thats a short time to come up with ways to spend almost $200 million dollars in funding.