Public News Service: Feds beef up hiring to help rural America with clean energy grants

EXCERPT: “Federal grant money is flowing in to help farmers and smaller businesses in rural communities adapt to clean energy technology. Minnesota is among the states getting extra staff to help individuals tap into those resources. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is hiring 40 Climate Change Fellows to assist with applications for wind, solar and similar projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. Through the Inflation Reduction Act, the program was provided with $2 billion to spur more interest in farming communities. Clare Sierawski, senior rural energy counselor for the USDA, said they are intended to be smaller-scale installations.” FULL STORY: