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Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Sep 30, 2017

State level contacts:
State Telecommunications Field Representatives

Federal program contact:
Richard Anderson


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.


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
Amount of funding

Loan amount range: $100,000 - $20,000,000
Total funding available in this filing window: $60,000,000

Application process

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

As described in the Federal Register, Rural Utilities Service provides pre-application assistance on a first-come, first-served basis through September 22, 2017.

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