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Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program

Sponsors
U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Deadlines
Sep 30, 2018
Contact

State Telecommunications Field Representatives

Federal program contact: 202.720.0800

Purpose

The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Farm Bill Broadband Program) furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas.

Eligibility

Eligible entities may be either a nonprofit or for-profit organization intending to provide services in an eligible rural area, and must take one of the following forms:

  • Corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Cooperative or mutual organization
  • Tribe or tribal organization
  • State or local government, including any agency, subdivision or instrumentality thereof
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Loan amounts are not provided. Interest rates and terms are listed on the program website.

Application process

Links to program guidance, required forms, and the online application portal are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Broadband · Capital funding · Infrastructure



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