USDA has announced two of the planned six regional ReConnect Technical Assistance Workshops.

These regional workshops will allow applicants to gain a stronger understanding of the application process and program requirements.

They will provide stakeholders with information about the funding opportunity announcement released in December 2018, as well as specific details regarding the technical, financial, and program management requirements.

•Pre-registration for these events is required. To register, please visit this following link:

•Register for the Washington, Pennsylvania workshop to be held April 2-3, 2019

• Register for the Welches, Oregon workshop to be held April 23-24, 2019

USDA will host four additional workshops for the ReConnect Program during the months of April and May 2019. These regional workshops will take place throughout the United States with locations in the southeast, southwest, and midwest.

Dates, locations, and registration for these workshops will be announced on the ReConnect website in the following weeks.

About the ReConnect Program

The ReConnect Program offers loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America without sufficient access to broadband.

The awards made under this program will bring high-speed broadband to rural areas that lack sufficient access to broadband.

The delivery of broadband connection and high-quality service will enable technologies critical to rural communities, such as precision agriculture.

The pilot program will fuel long-term economic development and opportunities in rural America.