BYO Ethanol to offer grant writing services to station owners for USDA REAP Flexible Fuel Pump Installations

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Courtesy of the Blend Your Own (BYO) Ethanol Campaign, our grant writing services are available to eligible retail station owners free-of-charge (some exclusions apply) for applications to the USDA Rural Energy for America Program FY2012 Funding Cycle.

In FY2011, we wrote and helped submit a total of 21 applications to USDA for REAP funding, representing 15 different states, which successfully secured $1.3 million in total funding for applicants across the country.  For FY2012 funding, we are again poised to help retail fuel station owners across the country prepare and submit competitive applications to USDA for 25% of their eligible project costs associated with the purchase and installation of new renewable fuels infrastructure equipment.

The deadline (March 30, 2012) is rapidly approaching to submit grants for this year’s funding, so please act quickly if you are interested in taking advantage of this program! Please e-mail ( or call 605.728.5303 for more information and to discuss your project!

USDA REAP Blender Pump Checklist_Fillable Form

USDA REAP Blender Pump Checklist

Applicant Checklist – What do I do next?

  1. Download the Applicant Checklist
  2. Fill Out the Checklist
  3. E-mail or Fax (605.370.5054) to us to get the Checklist to get the process started!

Community Health Needs Assessment – Nonprofit Hospitals

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We have partnered with Sumption & Wyland, a Sioux Falls-based consulting firm with specialty in strategic planning and other nonprofit services, to design and conduct a comprehensive community health needs assessment process for nonprofit hospitals to comply with the new health care reform law requirements. The process includes extensive data gathering about a given community and its health needs. In addition to statistical research, surveys (telephone and electronic), focus groups, and individualized interviews are uniquely crafted to document how the hospital is serving the community. The process will enable hospital leadership and key community stakeholders to identify the emerging health needs of its community, and evaluate how they might address those needs. Together with hospital leadership, Sage and Sumption & Wyland are poised to frame recommendations and prepare reports for the IRS, hospital executives, and key stakeholders to use in strategic and market planning, and for the hospital to present to the community. The assessment process has been designed and is being piloted Q4-2011 to Q1-2012. If you represent a nonprofit hospital or are interested in learning more, please contact us or Sumption & Wyland ( directly.


Call 605 728 5303 or email.

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