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USDA - The Rural eConnectivity Program. Due 11/2. $35M Available.

Opportunity Title:

The Rural eConnectivity Program

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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 ReConnect Program is authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (Pub. L. 115-141), which directs the program to be conducted under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 (7 U.S.C. 901 et seq ). The policies and procedures for the ReConnect Program are codified in a final rule, 7 CFR part 1740, that was published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2021 (86 FR 11603).


Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

Independent school districts

Small businesses

Private institutions of higher education

County governments

Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education

State governments

Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities

For profit organizations other than small businesses

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)

Special district governments

Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

City or township governments

Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)

Cooperatives or Mutual Organizations and Limited Liability Partnerships are eligible to apply.

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Application Deadline:

November 2, 2022

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