S.2298 - Connecting Rural America Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH] (Introduced 04/18/2012)|
|Committees:||Senate - Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry|
|Latest Action:||04/18/2012 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.|
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Summary: S.2298 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/18/2012)
Connecting Rural America Act - Amends the Rural Electrification Act of 1936 to include grants in the rural broadband loan program. Limits grants to not more than 50% of a project's development costs, with a waiver for up to 75% of such costs.
Provides higher grant rates for communities that are small, remote, high poverty, and working with specified stakeholders.
Authorizes appropriations for the program.