Rural Utilities Service July 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Broadband e-Connectivity Pilot Program
Document Number: 2018-16014
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-27
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service
The Rural Utilities Service (RUS), an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture, invites comment on the implementation of certain provisions of its pilot broadband program (e-Connectivity Pilot) established on March 23, 2018, in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018. The e-Connectivity Pilot was appropriated $600 million in budget authority to be operated under the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 on an expedited basis. Loans and grants are limited to the costs of the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment for broadband service in eligible communities.
Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations; Corrections
Document Number: 2018-14170
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-07-02
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Rural Business-Cooperative Service, Rural Utilities Service
On June 3, 2016, the Rural Business-Cooperative Service promulgated changes to its Guaranteed Loanmaking and Servicing Regulations. Following final implementation of this final rule, RBS found that conforming amendments for adoption for the Rural Energy for America Program (REAP) had not been included. This technical correction makes amendments to allow REAP to continue to use procedures and forms from the revised Guaranteed program.