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ReConnect Loan and Grant Program

What is the Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program?

The Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. The application window for the second round of funding is now open, and applications are being accepted until April 15, 2020. Follow one of the links below to learn more about the program or start your application.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the deadline (PDF, 269 KB) for ReConnect Pilot Program applications to April 15, 2020. For more information, please read the press release and the Federal Register (PDF, 269 KB).

USDA is currently announcing approved projects for the first round of ReConnect Program funding. To date, USDA has invested $621,135,838 in high-speed broadband infrastructure which will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural customers across 31 states.

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View all submitted applications, including those currently under review, by viewing the project map. Once the map opens, select the “Under Review” or “Approved” layers to learn more about the projects under each option. All applications that are not funded under the ReConnect program will be removed from the map.

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