From the Document: "Congress established the Rural e-Connectivity Pilot Program (also known as ReConnect) in the FY2018 consolidated appropriations act. ReConnect provides loan and grant funding to eligible entities to deploy broadband internet service in eligible rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Utilities Service (RUS) administers ReConnect."
CRS In Focus, IF11262
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/