StimulatingBroadband.com 04/13/2010 San Francisco - The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is working with a target date of this week to post its listing of Round 2 applicants for broadband stimulus funds.
March 29 was the filing deadline for applicants for RUS funding in the second and final funding round of the federal program. Agency employees and retained contractors have spent the intervening time processing an unknown number of applications responding to the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA), issued on January 15 by the agency.
RUS authorized spokesperson Bart Kendrick confirmed for this publication that RUS is still working to publish its list sometime this week, via the Applications Database component within the main federal online site of the overall broadband stimulus program, BroadbandUSA.gov.
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) of the U.S. Department of Commerce released its database of Round 2 applicants on April 2, confirming a total of 867 second round requests on April 7. The Round 2 application submittal deadline of NTIA's program was March 26. StimulatingBroadband.com