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Available Funding for Broadband

There are funding opportunities available for the expansion of broadband in South Carolina. The ORS does not administer these funding programs.

USDA’s Community Connect Grants Program

The purpose of the US Department of Agriculture’s Community Connect Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide, on a “community-oriented connectivity” basis, broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety benefits.

Minimum grant amount: $100,000
Maximum grant amount: $3,000,000
Cost share requirement: 15 percent

December 23, 2020, 11:59 PM EST

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