• The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has posted a sample grant agreement for its Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) on September 17, 2010. A copy of the agreement can be found here.
  • On September 23, 2010, RUS posted a reminder to BIP funding recipients regarding the Davis-Bacon Act requirements in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). It reminds BIP recipients that they are required maintain payroll records, including those prepared by subrecipients, contractors, and subcontractors. Recipients are not required to file the payroll records, but must have them easily accessible for RUS review upon request. A copy of the posting can be found here.