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BIL Opportunity: The Rural eConnectivity Program

Open Date:


Close Date:


Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

  • Cooperative
  • Educational Institution
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Non-profit
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development

Reserved for Energy



Rural Utilities Service

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture


The Rural eConnectivity Program (ReConnect) Program provides loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural areas. In facilitating the expansion of broadband services and infrastructure, the program will fuel long-term economic development and opportunities in rural America.

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Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Beginning on September 6, 2022, applications can be submitted through the RUS on-line application portal until 11:59 a.m. Eastern on November 2, 2022. Applications will not be accepted after November 2, 2022, until a new application opportunity has been opened with the publication of an additional FOA in the Federal Register. https://www.usda.gov/reconnect

More information can also be found at: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2022/08/04/2022-16694/rural-econnectivity-program

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