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Forms and Resources


This page provides useful resources that ReConnect applicants can use to gain a better understanding of the program requirements. The page will be updated regularly to include educational materials, relevant forms and documents, and other learning opportunities.

Key Resources

  • Deadline Extension (Federal Register Notice): The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has extended the deadline for submission of applications for ReConnect funding under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) published on October 25, 2021, to Wednesday, March 9, 2022, at 11:59 a.m. Eastern. This extension of time provides interested parties with an additional 15 days to submit an application for ReConnect funding. Applications will not be accepted after March 9, 2022, 11:59 a.m. Eastern, until a new application opportunity has been opened with the publication of an additional FOA in the Federal Register.
  • Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA): The FOA, published on October 25, 2021, outlines the rules and eligibility requires for the third round of ReConnect program funding.
  • ReConnect Program Fact Sheet (PDF, 599KB): This document provides information about key aspects of the ReConnect Program including who may apply, what is an eligible area, how funding may be used, where to find technical assistance, and more. The ReConnect Program Fact Sheet is also available in Español (PDF, 1.6 MB).
  • ReConnect Regulation: On February 26, 2021, RUS published the ReConnect Regulation in the Federal Register and on The ReConnect Program Regulation codifies policies and procedures for the ReConnect Program, and sets forth the general policies, eligibility requirements, types and terms of loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations and program requirements.
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): The following FAQ documents will be updated regularly to include answer to questions submitted by interested ReConnect Program applications during webinars, regional workshops, and via the Contact Us Form on the ReConnect website:

FOA Webinar Recording

On November 18, 2021, RUS staff hosted a live webinar to provide an overview of the ReConnect Program FOA announced on October 25, 2021.

ReConnect FOA Webinar Slide Deck (PDF, 2.4 MB)

Application and Award Forms

This section provides a list of the application forms and legal documents that ReConnect applicants and awardees may need as part of the application or award process. Not every form is relevant to each funding category. 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.


New! Application Guide (PDF, 187 KB)

ARR Resolution Instructions and Samples (PDF, 286 KB)

Depreciation Rates (PDF, 170 KB)

Environmental Questionnaire - NHPA Section 106 (PDF, 222 KB)

Environmental Questionnaire – Project (PDF, 546 KB)

Environmental Questionnaire – Site and Route (PDF, 365 KB)

Environmental Construction Map Resource Layers (Web Map Services) (PDF, 147 KB)

Legal Opinion (DOCX, 20.3 KB)

Network Design Certification (PDF, 115 KB)


Irrevocable Standby Letter of Credit (DOC, 40 KB)

ReConnect Program Construction Procedures (PDF, 693 KB)

ReConnect Program Legal Agreements (ZIP, 612 KB)

Additional Resources