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 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 Rural Utilities Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Community Connect Grant Program: The Community Connect Grant Program provides financial assistance to eligible applicants that will provide service at or above the Broadband Grant Speed to all premises in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not exist. The deployment of broadband services on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis stimulates economic development and provides enhanced educational and health care opportunities in rural areas. RUS will give priority to rural areas that demonstrate the greatest need for broadband services, based on the criteria contained herein. The regulation for the Community Connect Grant Program can be found at 7 CFR part 1739. All applicants should carefully review and prepare their applications according to instructions in the FY 2023 Community Connect Grant Program Application Guide (Application Guide) and program resources. This Application Guide can be found at Expenses incurred in developing applications will be at the applicant's own risk. Applications will be submitted through the Community Connect Portal application system available on the program web site. The Agency encourages applications that will help improve life in rural America. See information on the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity found at Applicants are encouraged to consider projects that provide measurable results in helping rural communities build robust and sustainable economies through strategic investments in infrastructure, partnerships and innovation. Key strategies include: Achieving e-Connectivity for Rural America Developing the Rural Economy Harnessing Technological Innovation Supporting a Rural Workforce Improving Quality of Life
Federal Grant Title: Community Connect Grant Program
Federal Agency Name: Rural Utilities Service (USDA-RUS)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RDRUS-CC-2023
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.863
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 20th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: June 20th, 2023
Posted Date: March 20th, 2023
Creation Date: March 20th, 2023
Archive Date: July 20th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $79,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 50
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: March 20th, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Link to Full Grant Announcement
USDA Community Connect Program Website
Grant Announcement Contact
Scott Steiner
Engineering Branch Chief
Community Connect Help Desk Email
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