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ReConnect Program Webinars FY2022

Name
Daniel.Blottenberger@usda.gov
Phone
City
Harrisburg
Release Date
Oct 28, 2021

Interested to learn more about our Rural Development ReConnect Program? USDA will host four webinars covering the ReConnect Program Regulation and the recently announced ReConnect Program FY2022 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).

ReConnect Program Regulation Webinar

We will present this webinar twice. The second presentation will provide the same information as the first one; no new information will be added to the second session. Please register for the session that's most convenient for you.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM Eastern

Register here!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM Eastern

Register here!

ReConnect Program FY2022 FOA Webinar 

We will present this information twice. The second presentation will provide the same information as the first one; no new information will be added to the second session. Please register for the session that's most convenient for you.

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM Eastern

Register here!

Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 2:00PM to 3:30PM Eastern

Register here!

Slides, a transcript, and a recording of each webinar will be posted on the ReConnect website after each session.

You can also find registration links at the events page on the ReConnect website.

ReConnect Program Regulation Webinar

Presented by USDA Rural Development's Rural Utilities Service, this webinar will provide information about the ReConnect Program regulation published on February 26, 2021. This rule describes the eligibility requirements, the application process, and the criteria that will be used by USDA to assess applicants' creditworthiness.

This webinar will include:

  • An overview of the ReConnect Program regulation requirements
  • A high-level look at eligibility requirements 
  • The application submission process and key evaluation criteria
  • An opportunity to ask questions about the regulation 

ReConnect Program FY2022 FOA Webinar

On Monday, October 25, 2021, USDA Rural Development's Rural Utilities Service issued a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) announcing that it will begin accepting applications for fiscal year 2022 for the Rural eConnectivity Program (or ReConnect Program). The application window will open on November 24, 2021. In addition, this announcement also details the requirements that have been established based on feedback from the public comment period that closed on April 27, 2021 (as outlined in the regulation).

To support the application process, staff from USDA Rural Development's Rural Utilities Service will conduct a webinar on the funding announcement.

The webinar will include:

  • An awards update from previous rounds
  • Program requirements and scoring criteria for this FOA
  • An opportunity to ask questions about program requirements and scoring criteria 

Additional Information

RUS encourages you to submit questions about the regulation or the FOA ahead of each webinar; please submit them through this form. We'll address questions as time permits during each session; we'll include the most common ones on our frequently asked questions page on the ReConnect website (link here: https://www.usda.gov/reconnect).

Contact

Please submit all other ReConnect questions using the Contact Us Form on the ReConnect website.