Technical Report Preparation Guide

The “Technical Report” is an integral part of any application for a USDA renewable energy or bioproduct grant and/or guaranteed loan assistance.  The report must explain the nature of the project being proposed in sufficient detail for USDA Rural Development’s expert review team to evaluate the project’s merit.  (For this purpose, USDA mainly relies on reviewers at the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory.)  Projects which fail to pass “technical review” cannot be assisted.  Therefore, applicants are encouraged to provide a full discussion of their energy proposal in the format outlined here.

The 9003 Technical Report Guidance can be downloaded here.

The Technical Assessment Checklist can be downloaded here.

The Technical Report must be reviewed and approved by an independent third party engineer, and the review must also be submitted at the time of the application.


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