Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee

Type: 
Funding
Grant Deadline: 
09/30/2018
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (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. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications please visit : http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/telecom-programs. Broadband loans provide funding on a technology-neutral basis for financing:

  • The construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities required to provide service at the broadband lending speed including facilities required for providing other services through the same facilities
  • The cost of leasing facilities required to provide service at the broadband Lending speed if such lease qualifies as a capital lease under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • An acquisition, under certain circumstances and with restrictions
  • For additional detail see 7 CFR 1738
Category: 
broadband access, internet, implementation, development, rural communities
Funding Amount: 
varies
Matching Funds: 
Not mentioned

Geography:

Eligibility: 
Indian tribe or tribal organization listed in eligibility