From the Washington State Department of Commerce’s Broadband Office:

Grants and loans are available for broadband construction, improvement and acquisition needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas through the our federal partner, the USDA.

USDA’s Broadband ReConnect Program will accept applications from Nov. 24, 2021 through Feb. 22, 2022.

Corporations, LLCs, cooperatives or mutual organizations, local governments and Tribes are eligible to apply for the ReConnect program.

We encourage you to review the USDA’s funding announcement to learn more about this opportunity to leverage State Broadband Office and USDA resources.

USDA is hosting two webinars in November: 

  1. ReConnect Program Regulation will detail eligibility requirements, the application process and underwriting criteria;
  2. ReConnect Program Funding Opportunity will provide updates on prior funding rounds, scoring criteria for this funding round and a Q&A session.

Webinar recordings, transcripts and slides will be posted on the ReConnect website after each session.