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USDA Rural Utilities Service's Support for Tribes and Other Indigenous Entities

Provides an overview of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) programs that help offset the costs of building and repairing utility systems in rural areas. Describes the types of tribal and other Indigenous entities eligible to apply for RUS programs. Highlights two USDA Rural Development authorities that can help tribes and other Indigenous entities access RUS programs. Outlines issues Congress may consider if it chooses to constrict, maintain, or expand the laws governing these programs.
Congressional Research Service
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American Indian or Alaska Native · Broadband · Community and economic development · Funding · Infrastructure · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Policy

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