The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking to award grants between $100,000 and $3 million as part of its 2015 Community Connect program. The deadline for submissions is February 17.
According to a recent press release from the USDA, "The program provides grants to establish broadband services in rural communities where it is currently not available." Since its inception, the Community Connect program has funded 237 projects with investments of $149 million.
Here at Resolute, we're no strangers to bringing rural broadband services to communities. Most recently, Resolute is working with the Seneca Nation of Indians to bring more than 1,000 homes across 24 square miles of rural, difficult to access terrain wireless connectivity. We designed and engineered a multi-tower, point-to-point multipoint wireless network to effectively deliver broadband wireless Internet access to tribal member homes where traditional Internet service is not available. And satellite or 3G/4G service is spotty at best.
If you're planning on applying for a grant and possibly looking to partner, please don't hesitate to connect with us. We hold a wealth of knowledge and experience in executing these types of projects. In other words, we know the ropes.