Community Connect Grant Program

The summary for the Community Connect Grant Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Utilities Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Community Connect Grant Program: The Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program (Community Connect Grant
Program) is designed to provide financial assistance to provide service at the Broadband Grant
Speed in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not currently
exist. Grant funds may be used to: (1) deploy service at the Broadband Grant Speed to critical
community facilities, rural residents, and rural businesses, (2) construct, acquire, or expand a
community center, and (3) equip a community center that provides free access to service at the
Broadband Grant Speed to community residents for at least two years. Grants will be awarded on
a competitive basis for entities to serve all premises in eligible rural areas at the Broadband Grant
Speed to ensure rural consumers enjoy the same quality and range of broadband services as are
available in urban and suburban communities.
Federal Grant Title: Community Connect Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: Utilities Programs
Grant Categories: Community Development Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RDRUS-CC-2016
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 321408
CFDA Descriptions: Community Connect Grant Program
Current Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2016
Original Application Deadline: Jun 17, 2016
Posted Date: Apr 19, 2016
Creation Date: Apr 19, 2016
Archive Date: Jul 17, 2016
Total Program Funding: $11,740,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $3,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
For profit organizations other than small businesses
City or township governments
County governments
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Special district governments
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Small businesses
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
State governments
Independent school districts
Private institutions of higher education
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Community Connect Program Website
Grant Announcement Contact
Scott Steiner Engineering Branch Chief Phone 2027200800
Agency Contact

Utilities Programs 202.690.1078
More Grants from the Utilities Programs
Rural Housing Preservation Grant
Assistance to High Energy Cost Communities
Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI)
Revolving Fund Program

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