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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 closed on April 15, 2020, and applications are currently under review. Follow one of the links below to learn more about the program.

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100% Loan

$200M Available

Potential awardees must meet a 25/3 Mbps minimum service requirement in all proposed service areas. The maximum award amount is $50M, and the interest rate is set at a fixed 2%. The applications for this product are reviewed on a rolling basis and are not evaluated competitively.

 

Combo

$100M Loan /
$100M Grant Available

Potential awardees must meet a 25/3 Mbps minimum service requirement in all proposed service areas, and there is a scoring incentive for higher speeds. The maximum award amount is $25M for the loan and $25M for the grant, and the interest rate is set at the US Treasury Rate. The applications are evaluated in a competitive process.

 

100% Grant

$200M Available

Potential awardees must meet a 25/3 Mbps minimum service requirement in all proposed service areas, and there is a scoring incentive for higher speeds. The maximum award amount is $25M, and a 25% match is required. The applications are evaluated in a competitive process.

 



 

 

Program Awardees

In the first round of the ReConnect Program, USDA invested $744,303,168 in high-speed broadband infrastructure which will create or improve rural e-Connectivity for rural customers across 34 states. USDA is currently announcing approved projects for the second round of ReConnect Program funding.

View FY 2019 Program Awardees

View FY 2020 Program Awardees

 
 

Proposed and Approved Projects

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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