USDA Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) – Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program for FY 2017

Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA)

Rural Utilities Service, USDA

 Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program for FY 2017.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development announced this week that USDA is accepting applications for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program for FY 2017.  Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2017 under this window.

The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed as outlined in the Federal Register.

Applicants are encouraged to review the FY 2017 application guide that is available online at: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/farm-bill-broadband-loans-loan-guarantees and as found in the Code of Federal Regulations, 7 CFR part 1738.

More information on how to apply for funding is available on page 34473 of the July 25th Federal Register.