The National Telecommunications Information Administration (NTIA) and the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) have issued reminders of the upcoming deadlines for those who want to apply for monies in the second round of funding from the agencies. Applications for funding of infrastructure projects from the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), administered by RUS, are due by 5:00 pm Eastern on Monday, March 29, 2010. Applications for Comprehensive Community Infrastructure projects for funding under the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), administered by NTIA, must be filed by 5:00 pm Eastern on Friday, March 26, 2010. Both NTIA and RUS have adopted extended hours at their support hotline to assist filers. That phone number is 1-877-508-8634. More information can be found here.