USDA Accepting Applications for ReConnect Program

Fifth Round Makes $700 Million Available to Bring Affordable High-Speed
Internet to Rural and Tribal Communities

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Under Secretary Dr. Basil Gooden announced USDA is accepting applications until May 21, 2024, for funding under the ReConnect Program.

This is the fifth round of funding under the program, which provides loans and grants to bring high-speed internet to the most remote and difficult-to-serve rural and Tribal communities in America.

A total of $700 million is available under four funding categories:

  • Up to $200 million is available for loans.
  • Up to $200 million is available for loan/grant combinations.
  • Up to $150 million is available for grants.
  • Up to $150 million is available for grants serving Alaska Native corporations, Tribal
    governments, colonias, persistent poverty areas and socially vulnerable communities.

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