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Community Connect Grant Program

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
(see all US Federal Agencies)

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  • Original Grant - Mar 31, 2005
Applications Due:

May 31, 2005

total funding: $8,900,000
max award: none
min award: $50,000
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant

(a) The provision of broadband transmission service is vital to the economic development, education, health, and safety of rural Americans. The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently unserved areas, on a "community-oriented connectivity" basis, with broadband transmission service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services. RUS will give priority to rural areas that it believes have the greatest need for broadband transmission services, based on the criteria contained herein.
(b) Grant authority will be used for the deployment of broadband transmission service to extremely rural, lower-income communities on a "community-oriented connectivity" basis. The "community-oriented connectivity" concept will stimulate practical, everyday uses and applications of broadband by cultivating the deployment of new broadband transmission services that improve economic development and provide enhanced educational and health care opportunities in rural areas. Such an approach will also give rural communities the opportunity to benefit from the advanced technologies that are necessary to achieve these goals.

Who can apply:


Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Community Connect Grant Program

More Information:

Community Connect Grant Program

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Schultze, Petra

Address Info:

Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service

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