USDA Rural Placement Innovation Challenge

Starting September 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make five awards from a total investment of $1 million to assist with community planning efforts that support local economies and quality of life. Uses for funds include increasing broadband access, preserving cultural and historical structures, and supporting the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces. Eligible applicants are public and private entities that can provide technical assistance to cities or towns with up to 50,000 residents.