Information Bulletin Number 0803174

Community Connect Broadband Grant Program

Application deadline: Mar 28, 2008

Grants for communities without broadband service to provide residential service and connect facilities such as police and fire stations, health care, libraries and schools.

The provision of broadband transmission service is vital to the economic development, education, health, and safety of rural Americans.  The purpose of the Community Connect Grant Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide currently unserved areas, on a "community-oriented connectivity" basis, with broadband transmission service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety services.

http://www.raconline.org/funding/funding_details.php?funding_id=606

http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/commconnect.htm