Major Grants and Loans
Better broadband for rural America is a growing priority for federal and state governments. FARR Technologies can help you determine the grant or loan program best suited to your location and service capabilities.
A partial list of the major grants and loans available includes:
| COMMUNITY CONNECT GRANT PROGRAM
RUS defined rural areas, applies to areas where 100% of the area is unserved
| DISTANCE LEARNING/TELEMEDICINE GRANT PROGRAM
Grants from $50K to $1M
| RURAL BROADBAND ACCESS LOAN PROGRAM
RUS defined rural areas, applies if 15% of an area is unserved
| TELECOMMUNICATIONS INFRASTRUCTURE LOANS
Primarily a program for ILEC’s, this loan program is for towns of less than 5,000. Municipals and REC’s are eligible only if they are the ILEC.
| RECONNECT GRANT/LOAN PROGRAM
This is a $600M program for unserved areas. Applicant must serve all locations in the application with minimum 25/3
SDN 2019 ReConnect grant is working on acquiring permits and completing its required Environmental Review.
SDN 2020 ReConnect grant is working on design details to provide to the archeologist for the historic records report needed for permits.
Alliance 2020 ReConnect grant is working on design details to provide to the archaeologist for the historic records report needed for SHPO and THPO review.
CML 2020 ReConnect grant is working on design details to provide to the archaeologist for the historic records report needed for SHPO and THPO review.
| FCC RDOF REVERSE AUCTIONS
$20.4 billion total, $16 billion allocated in the first auction in October 2020, $4.4 billion in the second auction
| STATE BROADBAND GRANT PROGRAMS