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Community Connect program seeks to bring broadband to rural, economically challenged communities

From a USDA News Release

Join the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development for a webinar on the recently announced application window for the Community Connect Program. Applicants will have an opportunity to learn about the program’s requirements and application process.

The Community Connect Program helps state and local governments, federally-recognized Tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit corporations extend broadband service in rural, economically-challenged communities where access does not currently exist. The application window for fiscal year 2021 is currently open and will close on December 23, 2020.

The upcoming webinar will provide more information.  

          Tuesday, October 20, 2020
8:00 – 9:30 a.m. Pacific Time
Register today

Rural Development staff will provide an overview of the Funding Opportunity Announcement, major eligibility and regulatory requirements, the application process, and provide guidance on how to submit a successful grant application. Participants will also have an opportunity to ask questions.

To learn more about the Community Connect Program, visit

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