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Coming Soon: USDA Rural eConnectivity Program – Opens 03/22/24; Due 05/21/24

Opportunity Title:

The Rural eConnectivity Program

 

Funder/Agency:

Department of Agriculture (USDA's ), Rural Utilities Service (RUS)

 

Opportunity Number:

RUS-REC-2024-1

 

Description:

The Rural eConnectivity Program (ReConnect) Program provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. In facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, the program will fuel long-term economic development and opportunities in rural America.


The Agency encourages applicants to consider projects that will advance the following key priorities:


  • Assisting rural communities recover economically through more and better market opportunities and through improved infrastructure.

  • Ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to Rural Development programs and benefits from Rural Development funded projects.

  • Reducing climate pollution and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities.

 

All applicants should carefully review and prepare their applications according to instructions in the ReConnect Program Application Guide and program resources. This Program Guide and program resources can be found at https://www.usda.gov/reconnect/forms-and-resources. Applications must be submitted through the RUS on-line application system available on the program web site at https://www.usda.gov/reconnect/


Eligibility:

  • Native American tribal governments

  • Native American tribal organizations

  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

  • Nonprofits organizations

  • Small businesses

  • Private institutions of higher education

  • For profit organizations

  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

  • State and local governmental entities

 

Award Details:

Maximum Award:

$25,000,000

 

Minimum Award:

$100,000

 

Deadline:

Applications Due May 21, 2024

 

 

Grant Management Associates has years of experience with opportunities like this one. Contact us today for a consultation.

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