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Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program (ReConnect Program)—Award Process

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
Report Type
Rural Utilities Service
We determined whether the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) awarded ReConnect Program funding to eligible projects and accurately used the evaluation criteria to score and rank applications.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
Yes (agency-wide)
Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Implement a process to test any new or updated mapping software to ensure that a mapping software programming error does not exist in new systems.

Review and confirm that the percentage of households without access to broadband was within the eligibility parameters for approved applications in ReConnect Program Round 1, Round 2, and the CARES Act, to ensure that only eligible projects received ReConnect Program funding.