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Community Connect Program

What is the Community Connect Grants Program?

The purpose of the Community Connect Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide, on a “community -oriented connectivity” basis, broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety benefits.

The Application Window is currently CLOSED.

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Contact your local General Field Representative for more information.



Program Benefits

The Community Connect Program helps rural communities extend access where broadband service is least likely to be commercially available, but where it can make a tremendous difference in the quality of life for people and businesses. The projects funded by these grants help rural residents tap into the enormous potential of the Internet for jobs, education, healthcare, public safety, and community development.


Fiscal Years 2013-2020 Community Connect Grant Awards

More than

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$160 Million Awarded

Since FY 2013

More than

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80 Grants Funded

Since FY 2013

Assisting over

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100K Rural Residents

Since FY 2013

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