Community Connect notice of funding opportunity

A new funding window has opened for the Community Connect Grant Program. The Community Connect Program provides financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide, on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis, broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety benefits.

The USDA Rural Development’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is hosting two webinars to provide information about the Community Connect Program and will cover the recently published Notice of Funding Opportunity.

This webinar will include:

  • A brief overview of the Community Connect Program.
  • The current NOFO.
  • A walkthrough of the application process.
  • Next steps and important dates.
  • An opportunity to ask questions about the NOFO.

We will present this webinar twice. Attendees should select the date that works best for their schedule. The webinars will include the same information at each session, and we’ll address questions as time permits during the session.

Slides, a transcript, and a recording of the webinar will be posted at the Community Connect website after the session.

Webinar dates and times
From 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, March 28
From 1 to 2:30 p.m. EST Tuesday, April 11

To register, go to (

Submit any Community Connect questions using the Contact Us Form on the Program’s website.