U.S. flag An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Community Connect Grant Program

Open Date:

3/20/2023

Close Date:

6/20/2023

Upcoming Milestones:

Eligible Recipients:

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

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Bureau/Office

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Overview

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.

 

Related Resources

Additional information is available on the Resources page.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - match required
Total Amount Available:
$79,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
$5,000,000
Estimated Awards:
50

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

Scott Steiner, Community.Connect@usda.gov

You may also contact a General Field Representatives (GFR).

Scroll to Top