Notice of Solicitation of Applications: Rural Utilities Service, USDA Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program


The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces that it is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for the Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee program (the Broadband Program). There will be two application windows for FY 2017.

In addition to announcing the application windows, RUS announces the minimum and maximum amounts for broadband loans for FY 2017.

Note – The USDA’s NY General Field Representative, Rick Gordon, is one of the six nationwide GFR’s specially trained to help applicants during the pre-application period.  You may contact Rick directly with questions at 717-761-3280 or via email at”