Gardner Welcomes Over $177,000 in Renewable Energy Grants in Montezuma County

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO), a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, welcomed the announcement that four projects in Montezuma County will receive a combined $177,154 in renewable energy grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Energy for America Program (REAP). According to the USDA, these grants are designed to assist farmers, ranchers, and rural small businesses to develop renewable energy systems and make energy-efficiency improvements to their operations.

“By focusing on responsibly developing all energy production, including renewable energy, we have an opportunity to make a better life for all Americans,” said Senator Gardner. “I’m excited to see this new funding, which will help farmers and ranchers make innovative and energy-saving improvements to their businesses. I will continue to support our farmers and ranchers as they work to incorporate renewable energy into their operations in Colorado.”

Find out more about this program here.

The following entities will receive funding:

  • Shaw Creek, LLC – $67,890
  • Solar Garden Partners 1, LLP – $49,881
  • Solar Power Partners, LLC - $43,143
  • Mountainmesa, Inc – $16,240


Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy.