Program Name: Telecommunications infrastructure loans and loan guarantees
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
This program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: Telecommunications providers. Must serve rural areas with a population of 5,000 or fewer.
Application Deadline: Rolling bases
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
Funds may be used to finance broadband capable telecommunications service: Improvements, Expansions, Construction, Acquisitions (in certain cases), Refinancing (in certain cases)