U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced Monday that USDA will invest $207 million in renewable energy and domestic fertilizer projects. Vilsack says the goal is to lower energy bills, generate new income, create jobs and enhance competition in U.S. agriculture. The Inflation Reduction Act largely funds the effort.

A total of $207 million is being granted to projects in 42 states through the Rural Energy for American Program (REAP) and the Fertilizer Production Expansion Program (FPEP). In total, REAP awards have amounted to $157 million for 675 total projects. The $5 million in projects funded through FPEP will help farmers increase independent, domestic fertilizer production.

Read more on the USDA grants here.