Information Collection Activity; Comment Request
In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35, as amended), the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) an agency delivering the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development Utilities Programs invites comments on this information collection for which approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will be requested.
Announcement of Grant Application Deadlines and Funding Levels
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), herein referred to as RUS or the Agency, announces its Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program application window for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This notice is being issued in order to allow potential applicants time to submit proposals and give the Agency time to process applications within the current fiscal year. RUS will publish on its Web site at https:// www.rd.usda.gov/newsroom/notices-solicitation-applications-no sas the amount of funding received in the final appropriations act. In addition to announcing the application window, RUS announces the minimum and maximum amounts for DLT grants applicable for the fiscal year. The DLT Grant Program regulation can be found at 7 part CFR 1703 (Subparts D through E).
Rural Utilities Service Guarantees for Bonds and Notes Issued for Electrification or Telephone Purposes
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is hereby giving notice that it intends to publish in the near future a notice of solicitation for Fiscal Year 2016 (the ``Notice of Solicitation for Applications'') specifying the timeframe for the submission of applications and program requirements for cooperative and other not-for-profit lenders wishing to participate in RUS's program involving the guarantee of loans for eligible electrification and telephone purposes, as authorized by Section 313A of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936, as amended (7 U.S.C. 940c-1) (the ``Act'') and 7 CFR part 1720 (the ``Program Regulations'').