Resource Details

Broadband & Internet

USDA Rural Development Community Connect Grants

How may the funds be used?
The construction, acquisition, or leasing of facilities, spectrum, land or buildings used to deploy broadband service for:
-All residential and business customers located within the Proposed Funded Service Area (PFSA)
-All participating critical community facilities (such as public schools, fire stations, and public libraries)
-The cost of providing broadband service free of charge to the critical community facilities for 2 years.
-Less than 10% of the grant amount or up to $150,000 may be used for the improvement, expansion, construction or acquisition of a community center that provides online access to the public.

Eligibility

Rural areas that lack any existing broadband speed of at least 10 Mbps downstream and 1 Mbps upstream are eligible.

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