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Memo: USDA Officially Releases Details on the Community Connect Grant Program

March 24, 2023

Application window opened March 20, 2023.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released the highly anticipated details for the Community Connect Grant Program. The Community Connect Program will provide up to $79M in grant funding to construct broadband networks that provide service on a community-oriented connectivity basis in rural areas.

This program was initially established back in 2018 when Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018. Included in the 2023 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) are funding limits, application deadline, defined area eligibility, and the basis of awarding projects.

Download the full memo for additional information on Funding Priorities, Deadlines, Area Eligibility, and more.

Community Connect

For additional information, please contact the following members of the Vantage Point Team:

Caleb Boone at (605) 995-1777

Jill Weber at (605) 995-1832

Kristy Szabo at (605) 995-1786

Carmen O’Neill, PE at (605) 995-1754