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News by Topic: Infrastructure

Apr 3, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission is seeking comment on an information collection related to forms required during the application for Connect America Fund Phase II and Rural Digital Opportunity Fund Auction Support. Comments are due by June 2, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 2, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Services is accepting applications for the Rural Energy Savings Program (RESP) which provides loans to families and small businesses through eligible entities to implement energy efficiency measures.
Source: Federal Register
Apr 2, 2020 - Notice of final rule from the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service (RUS) regarding the Rural Energy Saving Program (RESP). Includes details about the eligibility requirements, application process, criteria that will be used by RUS to assess applicant creditworthiness, and how to obtain application materials. The rule is effective April 2, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 31, 2020 - Announcement from USDA's Rural Utilities Service, Rural Housing Service, and Rural-Business Cooperative Service temporarily allowing lenders with guaranteed loans to unilaterally offer payment deferrals to their customers who may be experiencing cash flow problems due to the coronavirus pandemic. This policy is effective March 31, 2020 through September 30, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 30, 2020 - USDA's Rural Utilities Service has extended the application window for the Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) to April 15, 2020. The program provides grants and loans to facilitate broadband development in rural areas.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 29, 2020 - Discusses the reopening of closed rural hospitals to potentially serve as a safety valve for urban hospitals overrun with coronavirus patients. Addresses the financial toll coronavirus has brought upon rural hospitals and describes how existing challenges are only worsened by the issue.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Mar 25, 2020 - The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service has extended the deadline for funding available through the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) for FY 2020. Applications are now due April 15, 2020.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 23, 2020 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is extending the comment period on an information collection to inform the assessment of potential exposure from private wells for drinking water. Comments are now due within 30 days of this notice.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 20, 2020 - The Federal Communications Commission announces a rule with procedures for the Uniendo a Puerto Rico Fund and the Connect USVI Fund Stage 2 Competition. Funds awarded under these program will be used to promote the deployment of broadband networks in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Applications will not be due earlier than 30 days following the application announcement, which will be published in the Federal Register at a later date.
Source: Federal Register
Mar 12, 2020 - USDA's Rural Utilities Service has extended the application window for the Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program) to March 31, 2020. The program provides grants and loans to facilitate broadband development in rural areas.
Source: Federal Register