Community Connect

Quick Facts

Due DateJuly 7, 2014 (Monday)
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 3,000,000
Category of Funding ActivityAgriculture
Community Development
Eligible Applicants
  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Program Description

The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently unserved areas, on a ?community-oriented connectivity? basis, with broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services. Rural Utilities Service will give priority to rural areas that have the greatest need for broadband services, based on the criteria contained herein.

General Information

Funding Opportunity NumberRDRUS-CC-2014
Funding Opportunity TitleCommunity Connect
Opportunity CategoryAgriculture
Community Development
Funding Instrument TypeGrant
Category ExplanationNot Available
Number of Awards10
Cost Sharing or Matching RequirementYes
Posted DateMay 22, 2014 (Thursday)
Application Due DateJuly 7, 2014 (Monday)
Application Archive DateJuly 8, 2014 (Tuesday)
Total Program Funding$ 13,000,000
Award Amount$ 100,000 - $ 3,000,000
CFDA Number
  • 10.863 - Community Connect Grant Program

Eligible Applicants

  • State governments
  • County governments
  • City or township governments
  • Special district governments
  • Independent school districts
  • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
  • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
  • Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
  • Private institutions of higher education
  • For-profit organizations other than small businesses
  • Small businesses

Contact Information

Agency NameDepartment of Agriculture
Program Information WebsiteCommunity Connect website
ContactOffice: Utilities Programs
Scott Steiner
Engineering Branch Chief
Phone 202-690-4673
email

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