[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 44 (Monday, March 8, 2010)]
[Pages 10455-10456]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-4780]



Rural Utilities Service

RIN 0572-ZA01

Broadband Initiatives Program

AGENCY: Rural Utilities Service, Department of Agriculture.

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ACTION: Notice of Extension of Application Window for Notice of Funds 
Availability (NOFA) and solicitation of applications.


SUMMARY: On January 24, 2010, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) 
announced a second round funding Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) 
for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) in the Federal Register at 
75 FR 3820. The closing date for submission of applications was 
announced as March 15, 2010, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). In response 
to requests by a wide variety of stakeholders, RUS is extending the 
application window for applications under the second round NOFA until 
March 29, 2010 at 5 p.m. ET.
    Contact Information: For general inquiries regarding BIP, contact 
David J. Villano, Assistant Administrator Telecommunications Program, 
Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), e-mail: 
[email protected], telephone: (202) 690-0525. For inquiries regarding 
BIP compliance requirements, including applicable federal rules and 
regulations protecting against fraud, waste and abuse, contact 
[email protected] for BIP. You may obtain additional 
information regarding applications for BIP via the Internet at 

    Dated: March 2, 2010.
Jonathan Adelstein,
Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.
[FR Doc. 2010-4780 Filed 3-5-10; 8:45 am]