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The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has a broad expanse of grants and loans beyond traditional agriculture- and thus some of it is energy related. Community development grants, forestry assistance and electrical grid improvement loans are some such endeavors. Recently the list of the recent grid improvement loans was released, yet there are no Alaskan recipients (this may be due to most of them being small rural operations generally of customer bases under several thousand- which in our state the cooperative AVEC runs). Small remote grids and integration may be more and more of a common subject in years to come.