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BIL Provision: Distance Learning, Telemedicine, And Broadband Program: Broadband Loans

Open Date:

TBD

Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:

Estimated application opening date: TBD

Eligible Recipients:

  • Cooperative
  • Local Government
  • Native/Tribal Entity
  • Private Sector
  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Other Infrastructure, Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Agriculture

Overview

The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Program) make loans and loan guarantees to finance construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide high speed broadband service in eligible rural areas.

Broadband infrastructure: broadband loans provide funding on a technology-neutral basis for financing: the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities required to provide broadband service, including facilities required for providing other services through the same facilities; the cost of leasing facilities required to provide service at the broadband Lending speed if such lease qualifies as a capital lease under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; and the acquisition of such facilities, under certain circumstances and with restrictions. For additional detail see 7 CFR 1738.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Loan
Total Amount Available:
$74,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
TBD
Estimated Awards:
TBD

Applicant Guidance

TBD

Contact Information

TBD

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