Community Connect Grant Program

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
Department of Agriculture
Description: 

Deadline Passed 05/14/2018. Deadline Unknown for 2019. The Community Connect Broadband Grant Program (Community Connect Grant Program) is designed to provide financial assistance to provide service at the Broadband Grant Speed in rural, economically-challenged communities where broadband service does not currently exist. Grant funds may be used to: (1) deploy service at the Broadband Grant Speed to critical community facilities, rural residents, and rural businesses, (2) construct, acquire, or expand a community center, and (3) equip a community center that provides free access to service at the Broadband Grant Speed to community residents for at least two years. Grants will be awarded on a competitive basis for entities to serve all premises in eligible rural areas at the Broadband Grant Speed to ensure rural consumers enjoy the same quality and range of broadband services as are available in urban and suburban communities.

Category: 
broadband service, community, rural, business
Funding Amount: 
$100,000-$3,000,000
Matching Funds: 
Yes- Matching funds of at least 15% from non-federal sources are required and can be used for operating costs

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) and Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) are both included in eligibility.