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USDA Seeks Applications for the Community Connect Grant Program

Roger Meeks
Release Date

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced today that it is accepting FY 2019 applications for the Community Connect Grant Program.

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.

As announced on the USDA webpage and in a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), applications will be accepted through April 15, 2019.

Applicants are also advised to use the Application Guide that is available online at: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-connect-grants.  For information in Nebraska contact General Field Representative Roger Meeks at (402) 416-4936 or roger.meeks@wdc.usda.gov.