The Forms and Resources page provides useful materials that will help applicants gain a better understanding of the ReConnect Program requirements and application process. This page includes recordings of educational webinars as well as application and award materials for each available funding category.
USDA Rural Utilities Service recently launched a webinar series dedicated to the ReConnect Program. The webinars can help potential applicants to gain a better understanding of the application process and program requirements. This section highlights recordings of the live webinars that have already taken place. Click on the video below to view the most recent webinar, or visit the Events page to register for one of the upcoming ReConnect webinars.
ReConnect Program Overview Webinar
USDA Rural Utilities Service Acting Administrator Bette Brand and staff held a technical workshop on February 13, 2019 to go over the newly announced ReConnect Program.
Watch more videos and access additional webinar materials covering key information about the ReConnect Program
Application and Award Materials
This section provides a checklist of the application forms and legal documents that applicants will need as part of the application process. Not every form is relevant to each funding category. Please refer to the checklist to see which forms are applicable to the funding category for which you wish to submit an application. These documents are initial versions and may be modified at a later date. Click on the name of each form to view more details, or to download a copy.
Additional Quick References
- Guide to Responding to a Public Notice Filing (PDF, 1 MB)
- Notice - Establishment of Application Deadlines (PDF, 230 KB)
- Eligible Area Map Datasets
- Frequently Asked Questions (PDF, 85 KB)
- ReConnect Engineering Requirements 101 (PDF, 2.3 MB)
- ReConnect Engineering Requirements Talking Points (PDF, 278 KB)
- ReConnect Financial Requirements 101 (PDF, 2.2 MB)
- ReConnect Financial Requirements Talking Points (PDF, 282 KB)
- ReConnect Presentation 2019 (PDF, 20 MB)
- ReConnect Program-Factsheet (PDF, 125 KB)
- ReConnect Program Funding Opportunity Announcement (PDF, 97 KB)
- Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018 (PDF, 3.4 MB)
- December 20, 2018 ReConnect Program Webinar (PDF, 1.3 MB)
- ReConnect Program Webinar (12/20/18) Transcription (YouTube Video)