USDA Accepting Applications for Rural High-Speed Internet

Department will issue up to $1.15 billion in loans and grants.

Last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the acceptance of applications for up to $1.15 billion in grants and loans for rural access to high-speed internet. The recently passed infrastructure bill allows the funding for the ReConnect program and USDA expects to issue a Notice of Funding Opportunity making additional funds available in the new year.

“High-speed internet is the new electricity,” Secretary Vilsack said. “It must be reliable, affordable, and available to everyone. … Expanding broadband availability in rural areas will help create jobs, help farmers use precision agriculture technologies, expand access to health care and educational services, and create economic opportunities for millions of rural Americans across the country.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the president and his administration to be discerning in the acceptance of applications and awarding of funds.
  • For Secretary Vilsack as he oversees the allotment of USDA infrastructure funding.
  • For rural communities who are in need of this federal assistance.

Sources: Department of Agriculture


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