On January 23, 2020 AZBSN, the Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network, in cooperation with the Arizona Commerce Authority, will host a webinar on Arizona and USDA funding for Broadband.
USDA ReConnect Grants and Loans
Attend the Webinar to learn about rural broadband second round of funding opportunities provided by the USDA Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Grants and Loans Program.
For 2020, USDA will make available up to $200 million for grants, up to $200 million for 50/50 grant/loan combinations, and up to $200 million for low-interest loans. You will get an overview of the program, eligibility, required documentation, and more. The application window for the second round of funding will open on January 31, 2020.
Arizona Grants and Smart Highway Corridors Funding
Get the details about Governor Ducey’s proposal for major new investments in Rural Broadband in Arizona that includes $10 million in Rural Broadband Development Grants and nearly $50 million in funding for Smart Highway Corridors.
Wecom Inc./Data-Max Wireless USDA ReConnect Grant
You will also hear about the Wecom Inc./Data-Max Wireless USDA grant of $1,666,438.00 WeCom was awarded in the last USDA ReConnect round to serve Peach Springs, AZ.
Who Should Attend
If you are a state or local government official or public policy maker, rural community leader, or you represent economic development, education, local or state government, health services, public safety, libraries, telecommunications and technology companies, you should plan to attend the webinar and Get Connected with the Arizona Broadband Stakeholder Network.
Representatives of Stakeholder Groups should attend:
General Field Representative
Arizona / New Mexico - Telecommunications Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture