Wednesday, May 23, 2012

FW: Alternative Date for USDA Broadband Grant Webinar

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Because the May 24 webinar is full, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) will host an additional webinar on Thursday, June 7, focused on the Community-Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program (Community Connect Grant Program). This webinar will inform participants about the program’s major eligibility and regulatory requirements and provide detailed guidance on submitting a successful grant application. There will also be time for participants to ask the speakers specific questions about putting together an application.

About the Grants

Community Connect Grants are made available to the most rural, unserved and economically challenged areas. The funds are used to build broadband infrastructure. Awardees are also required to establish community centers that offer free public access to broadband.

More information about the Community Connect Grant Program is available on our website at:

Workshop Agenda

Introduction – Kenneth Kuchno, Director of the Broadband Division

Presenters – Laurel Leverrier, Deputy Director of the Broadband Division; Thera Swersky, Senior Loan Specialist; Steven Levine, Engineer

Q&A Session- All


Due to the limited amount of seats available for this session, interested parties must preregister with the RUS Broadband Division. Seats for this session will be reserved in the order in which the requests are received by the RUS. To preregister, please contact Nicole Payne at (202) 720-2281 or or Carla Johnson at (202) 720-0667 or at

The Audio Conference and WebEx information will be provided prior to the scheduled workshop sessions.


Please contact the RUS at with any questions about these webinars.

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