Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program, 37779 [2011-16073]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 124 / Tuesday, June 28, 2011 / Notices this Notice incorporates by reference the regulations of the Department of Agriculture’s Office of Chief Financial Officer (or successor office) as codified in 7 CFR parts 3000 through 3099, including, but not necessarily limited to, 7 CFR parts 3015 through 3019, 7 CFR part 3021, 2 CFR parts 25, 170 and 417, and 7 CFR part 3052; and successor regulations to these parts. 9. Cost principles. This Notice incorporates by reference the cost principles found in 2 CFR part 230 and in 48 CFR 31.2. B. Environmental Review All recipients under this Notice are subject to the requirements of 7 CFR part 1940, subpart G and any successor regulation. However, 7 CFR 1940.333 generally excludes applications for planning grants. Applicants for working capital grants must submit Form RD 1940–20, ‘‘Request for Environmental Information,’’ as part of this application. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VII. 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Dated: June 21, 2011. Judith A. Canales, Administrator, Rural Business—Cooperative Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16121 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] 37779 available at https:// www.rurdev.usda.gov/ utp_farmbill.html. Dated: May 26, 2011. Jonathan Adelstein, Administrator, Rural Utilities Service. [FR Doc. 2011–16073 Filed 6–27–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS BILLING CODE 3410–XY–P Agenda and Notice of Public Meeting of the Arkansas Advisory Committee DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Notice is hereby given, pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Commission), and the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA), that a State Advisory Committee (SAC) meeting of the Arkansas Advisory Committee to the Commission will convene on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 2 p.m. and adjourn at approximately 5 p.m. (CST) at University of Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law, Faculty Library, Room 422, 1201 McMath Avenue, Little Rock, AR 72202. The purpose of the meeting is to continue planning a future civil rights project. Members of the public are entitled to submit written comments. The comments must be received in the regional office by August 11, 2011. The address is U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, 400 State Avenue, Suite 908, Kansas City, Kansas 66101. Persons wishing to e-mail their comments, or to present their comments verbally at the meeting, or who desire additional information should contact Farella E. Robinson, Regional Director, Central Regional Office, at (913) 551–1400, (or for hearing impaired TDD 913–551– 1414), or by e-mail to frobinson@usccr.gov. Hearing-impaired persons who will attend the meeting and require the services of a sign language interpreter should contact the Regional Office at least ten (10) working days before the scheduled date of the meeting. Records generated from this meeting may be inspected and reproduced at the Central Regional Office, as they become available, both before and after the meeting. Persons interested in the work of this advisory committee are advised to go to the Commission’s Web site, https://www.usccr.gov, or to contact the Central Regional Office at the above email or street address. The meeting will be conducted pursuant to the provisions of the rules and regulations of the Commission and FACA. Rural Utilities Service Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program Rural Utilities Service, USDA. Notice of funding availability (NOFA). AGENCY: ACTION: The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Rural Utilities Service (RUS) announces the availability of $325,663,157 in loan funds for the Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program for fiscal year (FY) 2011. A Notice of Solicitation of Applications (NOSA) was previously published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2011, at 76 FR 13797, prior to the passage of a final appropriations bill identifying a definite funding amount. The maximum amount of a loan under this authority will be $75 million. For all other information and requirements on how applicants can apply for Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program funds, please refer to the March 14, 2011, NOSA in the Federal Register and the interim regulation for the program published in the Federal Register at 76 FR 13770. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency Contact: Kenneth Kuchno, Director, Broadband Division, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1599, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250–1599, Telephone (202) 690–4673, Facsimile (202) 690–4389. DATES: Applications under this NOFA will be accepted immediately. ADDRESSES: Application Requirements and Addresses: All requirements and addresses for submission of an application under the Broadband Program are set forth in the interim regulation published in the Federal Register on March 14, 2011 at 76 FR 13770. Application Materials: Applications for the Broadband Program will be SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00014 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JNN1.SGM 28JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 124 (Tuesday, June 28, 2011)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-16073]


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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

Rural Utilities Service


Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION: Notice of funding availability (NOFA).

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SUMMARY: The United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural 
Utilities Service (RUS) announces the availability of $325,663,157 in 
loan funds for the Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees 
Program for fiscal year (FY) 2011. A Notice of Solicitation of 
Applications (NOSA) was previously published in the Federal Register on 
March 14, 2011, at 76 FR 13797, prior to the passage of a final 
appropriations bill identifying a definite funding amount. The maximum 
amount of a loan under this authority will be $75 million. For all 
other information and requirements on how applicants can apply for 
Rural Broadband Access Loans and Loan Guarantees Program funds, please 
refer to the March 14, 2011, NOSA in the Federal Register and the 
interim regulation for the program published in the Federal Register at 
76 FR 13770.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Agency Contact: Kenneth Kuchno, 
Director, Broadband Division, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1599, 1400 
Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1599, Telephone (202) 
690-4673, Facsimile (202) 690-4389.

DATES: Applications under this NOFA will be accepted immediately.

ADDRESSES: Application Requirements and Addresses: All requirements and 
addresses for submission of an application under the Broadband Program 
are set forth in the interim regulation published in the Federal 
Register on March 14, 2011 at 76 FR 13770.
    Application Materials: Applications for the Broadband Program will 
be available at https://www.rurdev.usda.gov/utp_farmbill.html.

    Dated: May 26, 2011.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
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