Monday, September 7, 2009

USDA-RUS Selects ICF International to Support Reviews of Broadband Stimulus Applications

Firm to Help Implement USDA Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service Program

BusinessWire via 09/07/09 FAIRFAX, Va.– ICF Incorporated, LLC, a subsidiary of ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI), received in early August the award of a new, multi-year contract valued at up to $27 million with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

Under this contract, the ICF team will support the RUS Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The ICF team will support the Broadband Initiatives Program with program administration, application processing, post-award monitoring, program reporting, communications and outreach, and technical assistance. The team will begin immediately by setting up the application review process to assist the RUS in making timely awards.

“We are mobilizing our experience in a wide variety of areas, including rapid program deployment, broadband technologies, and federal lending procedures, to support the provision of this critical infrastructure for rural America,” stated Andrew Zehe, ICF Principal and Program Manager for this effort.

“ICF is proud of its long record of assisting USDA’s rural development efforts, and we are pleased to play a role in extending broadband access to unserved rural communities,” stated Eric Oetjen, Senior Vice President for Community Development. “We look forward to helping fulfill what President Obama’s Administration has termed a ‘down payment’ toward reaching America’s broadband goal.”

About ICF International
ICF International (NASDAQ: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver professional services and technology solutions in the energy and climate change; environment and infrastructure; health, human services, and social programs; and homeland security and defense markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from research and analysis through implementation and improvement.

Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 3,500 employees serve these clients worldwide.
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