Department of Agriculture

USDA Seeks Applications for Funding to Increase Access to E-Connectivity/Broadband in Unserved Rural Areas

The US Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to fund broadband infrastructure projects in unserved rural communities. USDA is accepting applications through May 14 in the Community Connect program.

USDA Invests in e-Connectivity to Restore Rural Prosperity by Providing Training and Health Care Services

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in e-connectivity which will provide virtual access to job training, educational, and health care opportunities for rural communities. USDA is awarding 72 grants totaling $23.6 million through the 

USDA Helps Expand Broadband Service in Rural Illinois and Oklahoma

Acting Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Roger Glendenning announced that the US Department of Agricutlure is awarding $19.3 million in loans to provide broadband in rural portions of Illinois and Oklahoma.

Rural Utility Service Seeks Comment on Community Connect Grant Program Information Collection Requirements

The Department of Agriculture has submitted the following information collection requirement(s) to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and clearance under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13.

USDA Funds 18 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects in 16 States

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing in 18 projects in 16 states to use communications technology to expand access to health care, substance misuse treatment, and advanced educational opportunities.

Obama Administration to Help Appalachian Communities Revitalize Downtowns through Broadband Service

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) announced the selection of 10 communities in six states that will participate in the Cool & Connected planning

USDA Funds 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Projects in 32 States

The Department of Agriculture (USDA) will fund 81 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) projects in 32 states.

USDA Announces Funding for Advanced Communications Technology in Rural Areas

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications for grants to enhance telecommunications and broadcast services in rural areas.