USDA Broadband Pilot Program

USDA Broadband Pilot Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering up to $600 million in loans and grants to help build broadband infrastructure in rural America: $200 million for grants (applications due May 31), $200 million for loan and grant combinations (applications due May 29), and $200 million for low-interest loans (applications due by June 28). Given the varying closing dates for each funding type, applicants will be limited to one application for this FOA.

Projects funded through this initiative must serve communities with fewer than 20,000 people with no broadband service or where service is slower than 10 megabits per second (mbps) download and 1 mbps upload.

States, local governments, nonprofit entities, for-profit corporations, a territory or possession of the United States, and Indian tribes are eligible to apply.

Learn more and apply.