United States Department
of Agriculture • Rural Development
Contact: Alec Lloyd
EAST LANSING, Jan. 27, 2010 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development will host an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act broadband workshop on Friday, Feb. 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Dearborn Inn in Dearborn.
The workshop will help prospective applicants better understand the mission, scope, process and requirements for the Broadband Initiatives Program and Broadband Technology Opportunities Program. The Federal Communication Commission also will make a presentation regarding broadband technology and licensed spectrum at the close of the workshop.
For more information, visit www.broadbandusa.gov.
USDA Rural Development's mission is to deliver programs in a way that will support increasing economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of rural residents. As a venture capital entity, Rural Development provides equity, liquidity, and technical assistance to finance and foster growth in homeownership, business development, and critical community and technology infrastructure. Further information on rural programs is available at a local USDA Rural Development office or by visiting USDA's web site at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/.
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