ICF International has announced the award of a new, multi-year contract valued at up to $27 million with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service. Under the award, ICF will support the RUS Broadband Initiatives Program, a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
ICF will support the Broadband Initiatives Program through program administration, application processing, post-award monitoring, program reporting, communications and outreach, and technical assistance. ICF will begin immediately by setting up the application review process to assist the RUS in making timely awards.
“We are mobilizing our experience in a wide variety of areas, including rapid program deployment, broadband technologies, and federal lending procedures, to support the provision of this critical infrastructure for rural America, ” stated Andrew Zehe, ICF principal and program Manager for this effort, in a statement. Eric Oetjen, SVP for community development, said “We look forward to helping fulfill what President Obama’s Administration has termed a ‘down payment’ toward reaching America’s broadband goal, ” said Oetjen.