Potential Partners and Funding Sources

Check back on this page for frequent updates for information pertaining to resources for individuals and groups wishing to advance broadband access in their communities.

USDA Community Connect


This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications, visit:



The Economic Development Administration's (EDA's) mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for economic growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills this mission through strategic investments and partnerships that create the regional economic ecosystems required to foster globally competitive regions throughout the United States. For more information, visit:



Broadband development and infrastructure grants are available to eligible applicants through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. This designated Technology and Innovation grant program is administered by the State Department of Commerce. For more information, visit: http://wvcad.org/resources


The Appalachian Regional Commission funds a number of telecommunications activities, including strategic community planning, equipment acquisition, and hardware and software for network building. For more information, visit: https://www.arc.gov/funding/GrantsandFunding.asp