Distance Learning, Telemedicine, And Broadband Program: Reconnect Program

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Funding Amount$1,926,000,000.00
Bureau Name Rural Utilities Service
Funding Mechanism Direct Loan/Grant/Combo
New? No
Funding Mechanism Direct Loan/Grant/Combo

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability Available until expended
Recipients Corporations; Limited Liability Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships; Cooperatives or Mutual Organizations; States or Local governments, including any agency, subdivision, instrumentality of political subdivision thereof; Territories or Possessions of The United States; and Tribes, as defined in Section 4 Of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. §450B)
Program Description The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan-grant combinations to build infrastructure and install equipment that provides modern, reliable, high-speed Internet service in rural America.
Eligible Uses ReConnect Program funds can be used to fund the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service capable of delivering 100 Mbps symmetrical service and the acquisition of an existing system not currently providing sufficient access to broadband service, under certain circumstances, and with restrictions. Up to five percent of the award may be used for pre-application expenses.
Statutory Location Division J, Title I
Federal Cost Share Requirement No non-Federal cost share required