Virginia News and Announcements

January 2017

Welcome to USDA Rural Development’s Virginia newsletter. Here you’ll find funding news, rural Virginia stories and opportunities for learning and networking.

Funding News

Community Connect Grant Program 2017 Application Window Announced

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced its Community Connect Grant Program application window for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017. The application deadline for both paper and electronic submissions is March 13, 2017.

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Two 2017 Application Windows Announced for Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announced two application windows for its Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee program for FY 2017. RUS also announced broadband’s minimum and maximum loan amounts. Read more.


Household Water Well System Grants

RUS will make grants to qualified private non-profit organizations to establish lending programs for homeowners to borrow up to $11,000 to construct or repair household water wells. Deadline is Feb. 6, 2017.

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Rural Economic Development Loans and Grants

Loans of up to $1 million and grants of up to $300,000 are available to assist with business start-up and expansion costs, business incubators, feasibility
studies, advanced networks, training and more.

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Learning Opportunity

USDA Webinar: Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
Jan. 18
from 1:00 to 2:00 pm EST | Jan. 26 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm EST
Registration and other information available at

In Case You Missed It

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1606 Santa Rosa Road, Suite 238
Richmond, VA 23229

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