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Old 09-01-2012, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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I notice there are a lot of threads on here and I will try to read as MANY as I can.

I am interested in some rural land in N. NV.

I like to get info on Government funding.

I'm interesting in solar energy and also starting a organic garden and vineyard.

I have found 20 acres I am interested in. it has hookups on on of the 3 parcels but it has been vacant for over 10 yrs. Realtor told me that the owners are 4 brothers and one needs to get a power of attorney to make the sale go forward. Apparently the parents past away over 10 yrs ago and than the home on the hook up parcel burnt down

I want to build a stick home with a pool, tennis court, putting area. organic garden, 4-6 car garage, if possible if i can have a guest house on the property for a grounds keeper & maid. I would also be interested in a 2 lane bowling alley.


If you want to contact me prive please by all means if I feel you are a serious poster who can help me my project I would be happy to speak to to via mobile .
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Old 09-02-2012, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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First thing I would do is call the local government with jurisdiction and check on zoning laws. Also sounds like you plan to use a lot of water. I would double check on the water rights and possible restrictions. You may be able to get some beginning farmer and solar tax credits, but I would doubt any grants.
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Globe Trotter
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First thing I would do is call the local government with jurisdiction and check on zoning laws. Also sounds like you plan to use a lot of water. I would double check on the water rights and possible restrictions. You may be able to get some beginning farmer and solar tax credits, but I would doubt any grants.

thank you for this advise but i am shocked that you don;t think I will get grants. I got a DM from a CD poster giving me 2 sites with loads of grant opportunities.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:50 PM
 
Location: North Western NJ
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most rural development grants are for companies/buisnesses and individuals BRINGING buisness to rural and under developed communities....

not so you can build a big house with a pool and bowling ally...
and no having a maid doesnt count as bringing JOBS to a rural communtiy...

you might get tax cuts for solar power
if your planning on using the vineyard as a working buisness you may get some small business help...
but as of yet (and ive been looking) there are VERY few LEGITIMATE grants available to individuals to build their fancy houses...theres barely any for poor people to FIX theirs enough to make them livable, let alone enough to pay for your bowling alley...

id love a list of legitimate free grants, as a low income homesteader i could sure do with a little extra fundage...while id love to have a pretty pool id be happy if i could find something to help me put new insulation in my old attic and replace my drafty old window before winter hits.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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There are huge opportunities through USDA Rural Economic Development.

Check with nearby Oregon, they have a very active Energy Development program, and many producer grant opportunities. There is a group of USDA grant writers in So OR that can help you out. There are very specific points to cover to be successful.

MN and Iowa also good energy models (They get ~ 50% of US total)
Examine 'Community Owned Alternative Power" Often formed as a cooperative... as in the OLD SCHOOL REA programs. Community Power keeps profits and jobs local. BUT... the vast majority of USA rural Alt Power is owned by Japan, Germany, and China. Profits flow THERE.
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