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Welcome to the RUS Electric Program Smart Utility, Public Notice Filings Portal. The PNF portal is used by USDA to publish notices of the Proposed Funded Service Areas (PFSAs) included in applications requesting financial assistance under the Electric Infrastructure Loan & Loan Guarantee Program. You can search and view Active PNFs by clicking on the map URL for that PNF. 

To submit a response to a  PNF,  download, complete, and return the Public Notice Response Form before the PNF Closing Date has elapsed. You are also required to submit an ESRI zipped shapefile of the area(s) where you already provide broadband service within the PFSA as part of your response. You can download an ESRI zipped shapefile of the PFSA(s) that you would like to respond to by clicking on the shapefile download for that PNF. Submit both the Public Notice Response Form and shapefile via email to: RUSSmartUtility@usda.gov

All Public Notice Responses will be used to determine the eligibility of a PFSA and will be protected from public release under 7 U.S.C. 950cc(b)(3).

Open Public Notice Filings

PNF ID Project ID Company Name Loan Amount States Counties Publish Date Closing Date Map URL/
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Response Document
PNF00002 NM0011-AW8 Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, Inc. $47,521,000 NM Arriba, Colfax, Mora, Rio, Taos  09/22/2020 01/11/2021 NM Map

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PNF Response Form
PNF00001 TX0164-G8 United Electric Cooperative Services, Inc. $302,683,000 TX Bosque, Comanche, Coryell, Eastland, Ellis, Erath, Hamilton, Hood, Johnson, Palo Pinto, Somervell, Stephens, Tarrant, Young  09/22/2020 01/11/2021 TX Map

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PNF Response Form