United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Rural Development - Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
12/23/20 11:59 PM EST
Grants to USA nonprofit and for-profit organizations, government agencies, and tribal entities to increase the availability of internet services in rural communities throughout the country. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. The purpose of this program is to promote the expansion of broadband service in regions where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service.
The Community Connect program helps rural communities extend access where broadband service is least likely to be commercially available, but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for people and businesses. The projects funded by these grants help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the Internet for jobs, education, healthcare, public safety, and community development.
Funding may be used as follows:
Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in infrastructure, partnerships and innovation. Key strategies include:
Eligible expenses can be found at https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/CCFOAFY21.pdf#page=6.
For project requirements, see https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/CCFOAFY21.pdf#page=7.
GrantWatch ID#: 179033
Expected Number of Awards: 20
- Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
- Award Floor: $100,000
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
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