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|Federal||Open||Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program||U.S. Department of Commerce||National Telecommunications and Information Administration||Establishes and funds a $1 billion program for the construction, improvement or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and extend middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting unserved and underserved areas to the internet backbone.||Deployment||Middle-mile infrastructure to un/underserved areas.||$1,000,000,000||$1 billion||Grants||$5 million to $100 million||n/a||yes||30%||One Time Grant||September 30,2022||Earliest awards to be made in late February 2022; Period of performance, 5 Years||Governments, Nonprofits, Companies, Tribal||State, local, and Tribal governments; electric utilities, utility cooperatives, and public utility districts; private companies; nonprofits; and others.||Prioritizes unserved/underserved areas||Middle-mile projects that reduce the cost of connecting un/underserved areas or provide redundant network connections for resiliency.||Must coordinate with state as part of the appilcation process/materials||n/a||Sarah Bleu, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230, Phone: (202) 482-5802||https://www.internetforall.gov/||https://www.internetforall.gov/program/enabling-middle-mile-broadband-infrastructure-program||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Awaiting Rules||Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program||U.S. Department of Commerce||National Telecommunications and Information Administration||$1.25 billion discretionary grant program distributed vial annual grant programs over 5 years to implement digital equity projects.||Adoption, Utilization||To expand access and adoption of broadband among vulnerable populations and others.||$1,250,000,000||$1.25 billion||Grants||tbd||tbd||tbd||tbd||One Time Grant||tbd||tbd||Governments, Nonprofits, Companies||Public and private entities other than those that receive allocations from the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program.||NTIA will prioritize projects that represent geographically diverse regions.||Digital inclusion activities; digital navigators; workforce training programs; low-cost devices; and deployment of public broadband.||Must coordinate with state as part of the appilcation process/materials||n/a||Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230, Phone: (202) 482-5802||https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/grants||tbd||Application window expected to open in 2025 - after State Digital Equity Capacity Grants are issued.||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Awaiting Rules||Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program||U.S. Department of Commerce||National Telecommunications and Information Administration||Program directed to tribal governments to be used for broadband deployment on tribal lands, as well as for telehealth, distance learning, broadband affordability, and digital inclusion.||Deployment, Adoption, Utilization||Broadband deployment, adoption, and affordability on tribal lands.||$2,000,000,000||$2 billion added in FY-22||Grants||tbd||n/a||no||no||tbd||tbd||tbd||Tribal||(i) a Tribal Government; (ii) a Tribal College or University; (iii) the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on behalf of the Native Hawaiian Community, including Native Hawaiian Education Programs; (iv) a Tribal organization; or (v) an Alaska Native Corporation. Also, a consortium or a group of multiple Tribal partners (each of which must be an eligible entity).|
Eligible entities include eligible Native Corporations.(3)
On Sept. 24, 2021, EDA published a new rule (4) to extend EDA Tribal eligibility to include for-profit entities that are wholly owned by and established for the benefit of a Tribe.
|Tribal lands. Tribal anchor institutions.||For deployment: costs of construction, including infrastructure for backhaul, middle, and last-mile networks; long-term leases; planning and feasibility studies (up to 1%); engineering and network design; performance bonds; workforce training. |
For adoption and use: Acquiring equipment and networking capability; providing affordable programs, digital training, and technology support; facilitating access to services via public computer centers and public Wi-Fi networks and in public housing, schools, libraries, and other anchor institutions; needs assessments. (5)
|Adam Geisler, National Tribal Government Liaison, firstname.lastname@example.org||https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/tribal-nations||NOFO synopsis and link to full NOFO: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Tribal%20Connectivity.|
(pp. 13-38 in full announcement)
|Funding from the IIJA was added to the TBCP existing NTIA Program. This additional funding could augment the available funding for applications already received or the NTIA could establish an additiona program. NTIA is coordinating with Treasury to allow Tribal Governments to indicate their interest in receiving funds from the $10B Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund.(2)|
(1) NTIA, "Tribal Nations," https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/tribal-nations.
(2) Federal Register synopsis, https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333974.
(3) NTIA, "Tribal Nations."
(4) Federal Register, https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/09/24/2021-20633/permitting-additional-eligible-tribal-entities?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
(5) Federal Register NOFO, pp. 31-33.
|Federal||Annual||Connecting Minority Communities (CMC)||U.S. Department of Commerce||National Telecommunications and Information Administration||The Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program is a $285 million grant program to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) for the purchase of broadband internet access service and eligible equipment or to hire and train information technology personnel.||Deployment, Adoption||Broadband internet access, connectivity, and digital inclusion, including equipment and IT personnel training and hiring.||$268,000,000||$268 million||Grants||$500,000-$3 million||n/a||no||no||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||Earliest start date for awards: March 14, 2022||Education, Companies||Eligible historically Black colleges or|
universities (HBCUs); Tribal Colleges or
Universities (TCUs); and Minority-serving institutions (MSI), including Internet Service Providers and other for-profit organizations, in anchor
communities. Lead applicant must be an HBCU, TCU, of MSI.
|"Anchor communities", which are within a 15-mile radius of the eligible institution and have an estimated median annual household income of not more than 250 percent of the poverty line, as determined by NTIA's method (described in the NOFO).||Grant funds may be used to purchase broadband internet access service, including the installation or upgrade of broadband facilities on a one-time, capital-improvement basis to increase or expand broadband capacity and/or connectivity at the eligible institution; purchase or lease eligible equipment and devices for student or patron use, subject to any restrictions and prohibited uses; and hire and train information technology personnel who are a part of an eligible anchor institution, MBE, or tax-exempt organization.||Scott Woods, NTIA, Commerce|
|https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/federal/federal-funding/department-commerce-connecting-minority-communities-cmc-pilot||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Connecting%20Minority%20Communities%20Pilot%20Program||Period of performance not more than 2 years (but may request extension).|
NOFO (rev. 8/4/21):
CMC Final Rule (6/15/21): https://www.ntia.doc.gov/files/ntia/publications/fr_connecting_minority_communities_pilot_program.pdf
CMC Anchor Community Eligibility Dashboard: https://broadbandusa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/dashboards/1725df85c8b94d0ab91f5807bcc91c39
|Federal||Open||Economic Adjustment Assistance||U.S. Department of Commerce||Economic Development Administration (EDA)||The EAA is EDA’s most flexible program, and grants make under this program will help hundreds of communities across the nation plan, build, innovate, and put people back to work through construction or non-construction projects designed to meet local needs. A wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and public works and infrastructure projects are eligible for funding under this program.||Deployment, Planning||Technology-based economic development projects that contribute to economic recovery.||$500,000,000||$500 million||Grants||$100,000-$10 million||250 awards expected||yes||Up to 20%||Rolling applications for Regulated program; ARPA Funding only: March 31, 2022 (suggested)||Rolling||Funds for ARPA program must be obligated by Sept. 30, 2022||Governments, Tribal, Nonprofits, Education||City, township, county, state, or special district governments; federally recognized Tribal governments; nonprofits, aside from institutions of higher education; private, public, and state-controlled institutions of higher education.||Nationwide||A wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, public works, and infrastructure projects.||Broadband Projects must result in publicly owned infrastructure.||n/a||Contact the Economic Development Representative for your region, shown on EDA’s website at https://www.eda.gov/contact.||https://eda.gov/arpa/economic-adjustment-assistance/||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334743||NOFO: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334743|
Informative 1-pager: https://eda.gov/pdf/about/Economic-Adjustment-Assistance-Program-1-Pager.pdf
|Federal||Open||Indigenous Communities||U.S. Department of Commerce||Economic Development Administration (EDA)||This program is designed to support the needs of Tribal Governments and Indigenous communities. EDA will support these important partners to develop and execute economic development projects that they need to recover from the pandemic and build economies for the future. A wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, and public works and infrastructure projects are eligible for funding under this program.||Deployment, Utilization||Broadband infrastructure construction and non-construction.||$100,000,000||$100 million||Grants||Expected range: $500,000 - $5 million projects. Floor is $100,000; ceiling is $5 million||50 awards expected.||no||n/a||Window opened July 22, 2021. Rolling applications, submit asap (and by March 31, 2022, is highly encouraged funding). Deadline is Sept. 30, 2022.||September 30, 2022||n/a||Tribal||Indian Tribes or consortiums of Indian Tribes, Alaska Native Villages or Regional Corporations, and non-profits serving Native Hawaiians or Native Pacific Islanders.||Nationwide; EDA has determined that the coronavirus pandemic constitutes a|
EDA seeks to fund projects representing diverse geographies, from rural and urban settings to projects on or near tribal lands.
|Broadband infrastructure construction; technical assistance for business development, entrepreneurship, economic development planning, rural prosperity, and workforce training in indigenous communities.||n/a||Program contact: Indigenous@eda.gov|
Contact Economic Development Representative. NOFO: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334764 (pp. 28-33 in full announcement).
|https://eda.gov/arpa/indigenous/||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334764||EDA encourages applications based on long-term, community-oriented and collaborative economic development and redevelopment strategies that foster economic growth and resilience. NOFO: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334764 (p. 5 in full announcement)||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||E-Rate||Federal Communications Commission||Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)||The FCC's E-Rate program makes telecommunications and information services more affordable for schools and libraries by discounting telecommunications, Internet access, and internal connections.||Deployment, Adoption||Broadband connections and equipment purchasing support for schools and libraries.||$4,200,000,000||$4.2 billion||Subsidy||20-90% discount||n/a||n/a||n/a||Annually||tbd||n/a||Education, Tribal, Governments, Libraries||Eligible schools, school districts, and libraries, or a consortium of such. On Sept. 30, 2021, FCC proposed revisions to the definition of library in the E-Rate program rules to clarify that Tribal libraries are eligible to participate in the program.||There are no geographic restrictions or eligibility requirements for this program.||Specific eligible costs are published each year, but generally include data transmission services, internet access, internal connections, managed internal broadband services, and basic maintenance of internal connections.||n/a||(888) 203-8100||https://www.fcc.gov/general/e-rate-schools-libraries-usf-program||https://www.usac.org/e-rate/resources/e-rate-productivity-center/funding-year-2022-filing-window/||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Lifeline||Federal Communications Commission||Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)||Provides a discount on phone and broadband service for qualifying low-income households to ensure that all Americans have the opportunities and security that those services bring, including being able to connect to jobs, family, and emergency services.||Adoption||Monthly benefit of up to $9.25 towards phone or internet services for eligible subscribers (up to $34.25 for those living on Tribal lands).||$2,400,000,000||$2.4 billion||Subsidy||$9.25 per month per subscriber||n/a||n/a||n/a||Rolling/Ongoing||Rolling||Rolling basis||Companies||Providers of voice and broadband service, either wireless or wireline, designated as "eligible telecommunications carriers."||Nationwide||Consumers' monthly costs for phone and broadband service.||25/3||FCC Telecommunications Access Policy Division: 202-418-7400 or LifelineProgram@usac.org||https://www.usac.org/lifeline/||n/a||There is no NOFO. For further information: https://www.usac.org/lifeline/learn/.||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Rural Health Care Program - Telecommunications Program||Federal Communications Commission||Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)||The Telecommunications (Telecom) Program provides reduced rates to rural health care providers (HCPs) for telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth. Eligible services are discounted at the difference in cost between urban and rural areas in your state.||Adoption||Provides discounts for voice and data services to healthcare providers.||$571,000,000||$571 million (combined with Healthcare Connect Fund)||Subsidy||Determined based on the differential between urban and rural pricing||n/a||no||n/a||Annually||tbd||n/a||Nonprofits, Healthcare||Non-profit or public entities located in rural areas that are one of the following types of facilities: teaching hospitals, medical schools, local health departments and agencies, community mental health centers, nonprofit hospitals, rural health clinics, skilled nursing facilities, healthcare provider consortiums.||Rural areas||Telecommunications services.||n/a||800-453-1546, email@example.com||https://www.usac.org/rural-health-care/telecommunications-program/||https://www.usac.org/rural-health-care/telecommunications-program/step-4-submit-funding-requests/||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Rural Health Care Program - Healthcare Connect Fund||Federal Communications Commission||Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC)||The Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program provides a 65% discount on eligible broadband connectivity expenses for eligible rural healthcare providers (HCPs).||Deployment, Adoption||Provides financial assistance to eligible healthcare providers for broadband services.||$571,000,000||$571 million (combined with Telecommunications Program)||Subsidy||65% discount on eligible expenses||n/a||no||n/a||Annually||tbd||n/a||Nonprofits, Healthcare||Non-profit or public entities located in rural areas that are one of the following types of facilities: teaching hospitals, medical schools, local health departments and agencies, community mental health centers, nonprofit hospitals, rural health clinics, skilled nursing facilities, healthcare provider consortiums||Rural areas||Broadband services, network equipment, and healthcare provider constructed and owned networks.||n/a||800-453-1546, firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.usac.org/rural-health-care/healthcare-connect-fund-program/||https://www.usac.org/rural-health-care/healthcare-connect-fund-program/step-4-submit-funding-requests/||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Rural Energy for America|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||REAP is designed to help agricultural producers and rural small business reduce energy cost and consumption, develop new income streams, and help meet the nation's critical energy needs.||Deployment||Provides loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems; 10% of project can be broadband.||$50,000,000||$50 million||Grants, Loans||For Renewable Energy System grants: $2,500 minimum, $500,000 maximum. For Energy Efficiency grants: $1,500 minimum, $250,000 maximum. For loan guarantees: $5,000 minimum, $25 million maximum.||1,000 (estimate based on historical average grant size)||yes||75% for a grant, 25% for a loan||Guaranteed loans accepted on a continuous application cycle. Applications for first half of funding already closed. Applications for the second half are due March 31, 2022 for unrestricted grants or loan/unrestricted grant combination.||tbd||n/a||Companies, Governments, Education||For a Renewable Energy Systems (RES) or Energy Efficiency Improvements (EEI) grants: agricultural producer or rural small business that owns the project and owns or controls the site. Entities eligible to provide Energy Audits (EA) and Renewable Energy Development Assistance (REDA): state, tribal, and local governments; some institutions of higher learning; rural electric coops; public power entities; and others.||For businesses, an eligible area is a rural area with 50,000 residents or fewer. For agricultural producers, rural or non-rural areas. Communities that are unserved or underserved and federal disaster areas.||A borrower or applicant receiving funding may use up to 10 percent of the amount provided to construct, improve, or acquire broadband infrastructure related to the project. The broadband service can be retail or Smart Utility (internal service).||n/a||Contact your State Rural Development Energy Coordinator. https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/RBS_StateEnergyCoordinators.pdf||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/energy-programs/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency-improvement-guaranteed-loans||The broadband service can be retail or Smart Utility (internal service):|
|Federal||Annual||Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program (Broadband Program) furnishes loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide service at the broadband lending speed in eligible rural areas.||Deployment||Infrastructure buildout in rural areas.||n/a||n/a||Loans||$100,000-$3 million||n/a||n/a||n/a||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Companies, Tribal, Governments||Corporations, limited liability companies, cooperative or mutual organizations, federally recognized Tribes, and state or local governments.||Eligible service areas must be completely contained within a rural area, at least 15% of the households in the area must be underserved, and no part of the service area can have more than three incumbent providers or overlap with the service area of current Rural Utilities Service borrowers.||The construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband service.||n/a||Loan Origination and Approval Division at (202) 720-0800||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-broadband-access-loan-and-loan-guaranteehttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/telecommunications-programs/rural-broadband-loans-loangrant-combinations-and-loan-guarantees||n/a||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Awaiting Rules||ReConnect||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||The Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans , grants, and loan/grant combinations to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.||Deployment||Infrastructure buildout in rural areas.||$600,000,000||Round 4 tbd||Grants, Loans||Maximum amounts: for 100% grants $25 million, for 100% grants to Tribal Governments or Socially Vulnerable Communities $35 million, for grant-loan combinations $50 million, for 100% loans $50 million||105||Varies by Program Product||n/a||Varies Annually||tbd||n/a||Companies, Nonprofits, Governments, Tribal||Cooperatives; nonprofits; mutual associations; state and local governments and their subdivisions; a territory or possession of the U.S.; federally recognized Tribes.||Eligible areas are rural areas in which 90 percent of the population lacks access to 10/1 Mbps service, and that have not received federal broadband funding previously.||Award funds can be used to fund the construction or improvement of broadband facilities, the acquisition of an existing system (up to 40 percent of the total requested award), and reasonable pre-application expenses (up to five percent of the total requested award).||n/a||Laurel Leverrier, Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), email email@example.com, telephone: (202) 720-9554.||https://www.usda.gov/reconnect||https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/ReConnect_Program_Application_Guide.pdf||Expected Round 4 in Summer of 2022||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Community Connect||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||The purpose of the Community Connect Program is to provide financial assistance in the form of grants to eligible applicants that will provide, on a “community -oriented connectivity” basis, broadband service that fosters economic growth and delivers enhanced educational, health care, and public safety benefits.||Deployment, Adoption||Infrastructure buildout in rural areas.||tbd||tbd||Grants||$100,000-$3 million||n/a||yes||15%||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Companies, Tribal, Governments, Nonprofits||Incorporated organizations, federally recognized Tribes, state or local units of government, cooperatives, and limited-liability companies organized on a for profit or not-for-profit basis.||A contiguous area with a population less than 20,000 that does not have any broadband service at 10/1 Mbps speeds, and that does not overlap with existing Rural Utility Service (RUS) borrowers.||Broadband infrastructure deployment to residents and businesses, construction of a community center (five percent of the grant can be used for this purpose), establishing a community center with computer access points.||n/a||https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/telecom-gfr||https://www.rd.usda.gov/community-connect||n/a||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT)||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||The DLT Program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. DLT grant funds support the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and other technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents.||Adoption, Utilization||Increase rural access to education, training, and health care resources.||tbd||tbd||Grants||$50,000-$1 million||n/a||yes||15%||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Companies, Nonprofits, Tribal, Government||An incorporated organization, private and not-for-profit corporations, federally recognized Tribes, state and local governments, and consortia.||Rural areas with populations of 20,000 or less.||Capital assets (but not broadband service) needed to provide distance learning and telemedicine resources.||n/a||For DLT questions, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Loan Origination and Approval Division at (202) 720-0800||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants||n/a||Federal Register, Vol. 86, No. 61, Notices (NOSA), p.17117: |
( . . . Notes Issued for Utility Infrastructure Purposes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021," April 1, 2021.)
|Federal||Open||Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees Program||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||This program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.||Deployment||Infrastructure buildout in rural areas.||$690,000,000||$690 million||Loans, Loan Guarantees||$50,000+||n/a||no||n/a||Rolling||Rolling||n/a||Companies, Nonprofits, Tribal, Government||State and local governmental entities; Federally Recognized Tribes; Non-profits, including Cooperatives, limited dividend or mutual associations; for-profit businesses (must be a corporation or limited liability company).||Rural areas and towns with a population of 5,000 or less that don't have telecommunications facilities or where the applicant is the recognized telecommunications provider.||Application expenses are not eligible.|
Loans can be used to finance telecommunications in rural areas for improvements, expansions, construction, acquisitions, and refinancing.
|n/a||For questions about the Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program, please call the Loan Origination and Approval Division at (202) 720-0800.||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/telecommunications-infrastructure-loans-loan-guarantees||n/a||9/10/21 Stakeholder Announcement from USDA: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/usda_rd_sa_telecom_farmbillchanges.pdf|
Federal Register final rule: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-09-10/pdf/2021-19319.pdf
Federal Register, 86:61, April 1, 2021, pp. 17117-17120.
|Federal||Annual||Rural Business Development Grants Program||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||This program is designed to provide technical assistance and training for small rural businesses. Small means that the business has fewer than 50 new workers and less than $1 million in gross revenue.||Adoption, Utilization||Technical assistance and training.||tbd||tbd||Grants||No minimum or maximum, but generally range between $10,000-$500,000||n/a||no||n/a||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Governments, Companies, Education, Tribal||Rural, public entities, including: towns, state agencies, nonprofit corporations, institutions of higher education, federally-recognized tribes, and cooperatives.||Rural Business Development Grant money must be used for projects that benefit rural areas or towns outside the urbanized periphery of any city with a population of 50,000 or more. Opportunity Grants do not need to be located in those areas.||Eligible costs include but are not limited to training and technical assistance; construction, conversion, and renovation of buildings; distance learning for job training/advancement; feasibility studies and business plans; leadership training; business incubators; and strategic planning.||n/a||Contact your local office. https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-offices||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grants||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-business-development-grants||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG)||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||USDA provides grants to local utility organizations which use the funding to establish Revolving Loan Funds (RLF). Loans are made from the revolving loan funds to projects that will create or retain rural jobs. When the revolving loan fund is terminated, the grant is repaid to USDA.||Deployment, Utilization||To promote rural economic development and job creation.||tbd||tbd||Grants, Loans||Up to $300,000 in grants to establish Revolving Loan Funds; up to $1.5 million in loans||n/a||yes||20%||Quarterly funding competitions; June 30, 2022||Quarterly||n/a||Nonprofits, Companies||A former Rural Utilities Service borrower who borrowed, repaid, or pre-paid an insured, direct, or guaranteed loan; nonprofit utilities that are eligible to receive assistance from the Rural Development Electric or Telecommunications Programs; current Rural Development Electric or Telecommunications Programs borrowers.||Rural areas or towns with a population of fewer than 50,000.||Eligible projects include business incubators, community development assistance to nonprofits and public bodies for job creation and enhancement, facilities and equipment to train rural residents to facilitate economic development, facilities and equipment for medical care for rural residents, startup venture costs including equipment, business expansion, and technical assistance. Up to 10% of grant funds may be applied toward operating expenses of the Revolving Loan Fund.||n/a||Choose state from dropdown menu and click on Contacts tab: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program/me||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program/me||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program/me||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge|
|U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||USDA is making available up to $3 million in cooperative agreements under the Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge (RPIC) for eligible entities to help them provide planning support, technical assistance, and training to foster placemaking activities in rural communities. Qualified entities can use the funds to help rural communities create plans to enhance capacity for broadband access; preserve cultural and historic structures; and support the development of transportation, housing, and recreational spaces.||Planning||To provide planning support, technical assistance, and training for placemaking in rural communities, including enhancing broadband access.||tbd||tbd||Cooperative Agreements||tbd||n/a||yes||15%||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Governments, Nonprofits, Education, Companies, Tribal||City, town, county, state, federally recognized Tribal, and special district governments; nonprofits; public, state, and private institutions of higher education; small businesses; and Tribal organizations.||Planning must directly benefit cities or towns with populations of 50,000 or fewer. All ultimate beneficiaries and subrecipients must be located in, and all tasks must occur in, rural areas.||Funds can be used for technical assistance and training to help rural communities (especially if economically distressed) identify and gather partners, establish community needs, and develop placemaking plans; and to enhance broadband infrastructure, capacity, and deployment. Funds may not be used for pre-award costs or any construction.||n/a||RD.RPIC@usda.gov||https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/initiatives/rural-placemaking-innovation-challenge||NOTES: Award range: $0 - $$250K; total funding = $3M.|
Placemaking: Under RPIC, placemaking is defined as a collaborative process to improve the social, cultural, and economic structure of a community.
SOURCES ; USDA main page: https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/initiatives/rural-placemakB12:B15+B14:B15ing-innovation-challenge, access date 6/9/2021.
USDA Fact Sheet (link on main page).
Federal Register synopsis: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Rural%20Placemaking%20Innovative%20Challenge, access date 6/9/2021.
Federal Register NOFA: https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/FR-2021-05-27/pdf/2021-10963.pdf, access date 6/9/2021.
|Federal||Annual||Rural Community Development Initiative Grant Program (RCDI)||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||RCDI grants are awarded to help non-profit housing and community development organizations, low-income rural communities and federally recognized tribes support housing, community facilities and community and economic development projects in rural areas.||Planning||To improve housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.||tbd||tbd||Grants||Minimum grant award is $50,000; maximum grant award is $250,000.||n/a||yes||50%||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Nonprofits, Tribal||Qualified private organizations, non-profit organizations - and public (including Tribal) intermediary organizations are eligible applicants. The recipient must be a nonprofit community-based housing and development organization, low-income rural community, or federally recognized tribe based on the RCDI definitions of these groups.||Rural and rural area: any area other than a city or town that has a population of greater than 50,000 inhabitants and the urbanized area contiguous and adjacent to such city or town.||Planning (broadband feasibility) is the only broadband-related activity that is eligible (per NTIA). For example, the intermediary could provide training and technical assistance to recipients on developing a strategic plan for broadband deployment and could work with the recipients to develop job placement and training programs to supply distance education and telehealth. The intermediary would work with multiple recipients in helping communities recognize their connections to the greater regional and national economies.||n/a||Contact your Rural Development State Office:|
|https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/rural-community-development-initiative-grants||https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/11/2021-00289/rural-community-development-initiative-rcdi-for-fiscal-year-2021||"Rural Community Development Initiative Grants" fact sheet: https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/fact-sheet/508_RD_FS_RHS_RuralCommunityDevInitiatives.pdf|
Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA): https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/01/11/2021-00289/rural-community-development-initiative-rcdi-for-fiscal-year-2021 (Section D). Additional application information: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/rural-community-development-initiative-grants
|Federal||Open||Community Facilities Direct Loan & Grant Program||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Utilities Service||This program provides affordable funding to develop essential community facilities in rural areas. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial, or business undertakings.||Deployment||Direct loans and grants for the construction and improvement of connectivity to essential community faciltiies.||$2,843,000,000||$2.8 billion direct loan, $43 million grant||Grants, Loans||n/a||n/a||yes||varies||Rolling applications||Rolling||n/a||Governments, Nonprofits, Tribal||Public bodies, community-based non-profit corporations, federally recognized Tribes.||Rural areas including cities, villages, townships, and towns including federally recognized Tribal Lands with no more than 20,000 residents according to the latest U.S. Census Data.||The purchase, construction, and improvement of essential community facilities, the purchase of equipment, and related project expenses. Utility services such as telemedicine or distance learning equipment are considered essential community facilities.||n/a||Contact the applicable state office: https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-offices||https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-program||https://www.rd.usda.gov/files/508_RD_RHS_CF_DirectLoanGuidanceBook_090919.pdf||Note: The term “facility” refers to both the physical structure financed and the resulting service. Sources: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/community-facilities-guaranteed-loan-program, online, accessed 8/24/2021. https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/sites/default/files/2021-06/FY21%20Federal%20Funding%20Guide.pdf, online, accessed 8/24/2021.||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Open||OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative||U.S. Department of Agriculture||Rural Development||The OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative is designed to remove unnecessary regulations to increase private investment in rural businesses and economic development projects and to improve customer service within four flagship loan guarantee programs.||Deployment, Utilization||Loan guarantees for rural businesses and essential community facilities.||$1,690,000,000||$1.19 billion for Business & Industry, $500 million for Community Facilities||Loan Guarantees||$25 million maximum loan guarantee for business & industry; $100 million maximum for community facilties||n/a||no||n/a||Rolling applications||Rolling||n/a||Companies, Nonprofits, Tribal, Governments||Federal and state-chartered banks, savings and loans, farm credit banks, and credit unions may apply for loan guarantees. Entities eligible to quality for Business & Industry guarantees are for-profit and non-profit businesses, cooperatives, federally recognized tribes, public bodies, and individuals. Entities eligible to qualify for Community Facilities loan guarantees are public bodies, Indian tribes, and non-profits.||Rural areas not in a city or town with a pouplation of more than 50,000 inhabitants.||Business & Industry loan guarantees can be used for business conversion, enlargement, repair, modernization, or development; the purchase of land, buildings, equipment, supplies, or inventory; debt refinancing; and business acquisitions. Community Facilities loan guarantees can be used for facilities including healthcare, public safety, education, transportation, water infrastructure, renewable energy, community parks, and more.||n/a||Contact the applicable state office: https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-offices||https://www.rd.usda.gov/onerdguarantee||https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/OneRDLenderGuide.pdf||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||National Tribal Broadband Grant||US Department of the Interior||Bureau of Indian Affairs||The National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) provides the opportunity for tribes to receive funding to explore the possibility of developing or extending broadband services in their communities to spur economic development and commercial activity, create opportunities for self-employment, enhance educational resources and remote learning opportunities and meet emergency and law enforcement needs.||Planning||Broadband planning.||tbd||tbd||Grants||$40,000-50,000||n/a||no||n/a||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Tribal||Federally recognized Tribes.||Any federally recognized Tribe.||Feasibility studies for broadband deployment.||n/a||Dennis Wilson, Division of Economic Development Grants Manager email@example.com 505-917-3235||https://www.bia.gov/service/grants/ntbg||n/a||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Native American Business Development Institute Grant (NABDI)||US Department of the Interior||Bureau of Indian Affairs||By funding feasibility studies, the Native American Business Development Institute (NABDI) grant helps tribes weigh their risks to determine whether a project is worth pursuing and empower them to make informed decisions about their economic futures.||Planning||Business feasibility studies.||tbd||tbd||Grants||No minimum or maximum, typical awards range from $25,000-$70,000||10||no||n/a||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Tribal||Federally recognized Tribes.||Any federally recognized Tribe.||Feasability studies.||n/a||Dennis Wilson, Division of Economic Development Grants Manager firstname.lastname@example.org 505-917-3235||https://www.bia.gov/service/grants/nabdi||https://www.bia.gov/service/grants/nabdi/apply-nabdi-grant||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Telehealth Network Grant Program||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services||Federal Office of Rural Health Policy||The program uses telehealth networks to improve healthcare services for medically underserved people in urban, rural, and frontier communities.||Utilization||Telehealth networks for emergency services.||tbd||tbd||Grants||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Nonprofits, Tribal||Eligible applicants include public and private non-profit entities, including faith-based and community organizations, as well as federally recognized Tribes.||Applicants may be located in urban or rural areas, though services must be being provided to patients in rural areas (defined for this program as a non-metropolitan county or in a rural census tract of a metropolitan|
|Proposed projects should enhance telehealth networks to deliver 24-hour Emergency Department consultation services via telehealth to rural providers without emergency care specialists. Composition of the telehealth network must include at least one community-based healthcare provider.||n/a||Carlos Mena, Public Health Analyst, HHS email@example.com. 301-443-3198||https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-20-036||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315882||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)||U.S. Department of Transportation||To invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives.||Deployment||Surface transportation infrastructure projects with a significant local or regional impact. Innovation and collaboration are emphasized.||tbd||tbd||Grants||$5 million-$25 million: urban areas, $1 million-$25 million: rural areas||n/a||yes||20%||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Governments||State, local, and tribal governments, including U.S. territories, transit agencies, port authorities, metropolitan planning organizations, and other political subdivisions of state or local government.||At least $10 million of the $30 million allotted for project planning, preparation, or design must be for projects that are in or that benefit areas of persistent poverty. No more than $100 million may be awarded to projects in a single state. There must be an equitable geographic distribution of grant funds and a balance between urban and rural areas.||Road or bridge projects; public, passenger, and freight rail transportation projects; port infrastructure investments; intermodal projects; investments in surface transportation facilities on tribal land.||n/a||RAISEgrants@dot.gov. 202-366-0301||https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants/about||https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2022-01/2022raiseinfoform.xlsx||NOFO: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2022-02/FINAL-2022-RAISE-NOFO.pdf||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)||U.S. Department of Transportation||INFRA grants will fund transportation projects of national and regional significance that are in line with the Biden Administration's priorities including creating good-paying jobs, improving safety, applying transformative technology, and explicitly addressing climate change and racial equity.||Deployment||Infrastructure buildout.||tbd||tbd||Grants||tbd||25 estimated||yes||40%||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Governments, Tribal, Nonprofits||District organization, Indian tribes, local governments, non-profits, state governments.||Nationwide||Highway and rail projects of regional and national significance.||n/a||INFRAgrants@dot.gov||https://www.transportation.gov/buildamerica/financing/infra-grants/infrastructure-rebuilding-america||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Community Development Block Grants (CDBG)||U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development||The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program provides annual grants on a formula basis to states, cities, and counties to develop viable urban communities by providing decent housing and a suitable living environment, and by expanding economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.||Deployment||Infrastructure installation in new or substantially rehabilitated HUD-funded multifamily rental housing is required.||tbd||tbd||Grants||varies||n/a||no||n/a||Applicants should contact their local CDBG programs for application deadlines||Varies||n/a||Governments||Urban "entitlement" jurisdictions, which are generally cities = or > 50,000 and counties = or > 200,000, receive funds based on a formula. Other jurisdictions, including most rural areas, can apply for and receive funds available to "non-entitlement" jurisdictions. Those grants are distributed by the State Small Cities CDBG programs.||Certain Alaskan, Aleut, or Eskimo tribes and Alaskan Native Villages can apply directly to their HUD field offices.||CDBG funds may be used for broadband and telecommunications projects, including such infrastructure improvements as the installation of wiring, fiber-optic cables, and distribution lines. Other eligible activities include digital literacy classes and economic development grants and loans to for-profit businesses, particularly businesses that focus on broadband internet access and technology.||n/a||Check with city, county, or state governments||https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/cdbg||n/a||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Open||Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program||U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development||The Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program (Section 108) provides Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients with the ability to leverage their annual grant allocation to access low-cost, flexible financing for economic development, housing, public facility, and infrastructure projects.||Deployment, Adoption, Utilization||Provide communities with low-cost, long-term financing for economic and community development projects.||n/a||n/a||Loans||5x CDBG entitlement amount||n/a||no||n/a||Rolling applications||Rolling||varies||Governments||Eligible applicants include the following public entities: States; metropolitan cities and urban counties that are CDBG entitlement recipients; and certain non-entitlement communities. Although community organizations cannot apply directly, local grantees may fund community activities.||Nationwide||CDBG loan funds may be used to for broadband and telecommunications projects, including such infrastructure improvements as the installation of wiring, fiber-optic cables, and distribution lines. Other eligible activities include digital literacy classes and economic development grants and loans to for-profit businesses, particularly businesses that focus on broadband internet access and firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/section108||https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Section-108-Application-Tool.pdf||List of Section 108 loan authority by CDBG grantee and by state: https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Current-Availability-of-Section-108-Financing-CDBG-Entitlement-and-State-Grantees.xlsx||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||PIH Capital Fund||U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development||Public and Indian Housing||The Capital Fund program provides grant funds to PHAs [Public Housing Authorities] annually via a formula. For computer internet connectivity, PHAs have used Capital Funds to update buildings to support broadband internet and Wi-Fi.||Deployment||Installing and upgrading broadband infrastructure; purchasing and installing Wi-Fi extenders, routers, etc.||tbd||tbd||Grants||n/a||n/a||no||n/a||Applicants should contact their Public Housing Agency for information.||n/a||n/a||Governments||Public Housing Agencies||Nationwide||Eligible costs include modernizing buildings to support broadband internet and installing or upgrading broadband infrastructure—cables, fiber optics, or wiring, including in individual units—and purchasing and installing such equipment as directional antennae, satellite/cellular receivers, Wi-Fi extenders, routers, hotspots, and modems.||n/a||David Fleischman, the Director of the Office of Capital Improvements, can be reached at: (202) 402-2071.||https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/PublicHousingFundingSupportInternetConnectivityResidents.pdf||n/a||COVID-19 funding increased the Capital Fund and expanded its uses related to the internet.||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||PIH Operating Fund||U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development||Public and Indian Housing||PHAs may use Operating Funds to provide computer internet services to residents of public housing both in their units and in common areas. HUD has allowed PHAs to use Operating Funds to cover costs of computer internet service for computer labs and for PHA operation and management.||Adoption||Internet services and computer labs.||$4,500,000,000||$4.5 billion||Grants||n/a||n/a||no||n/a||Applicants should contact their Public Housing Agency for information.||n/a||n/a||Governments||Public Housing Agencies||Nationwide||Eligible costs include providing computer internet services, including computer labs, to residents of public housing in their units and in common areas. Other eligible costs include the maintenance of PHA-purchased broadband equipment and wiring; Wi-Fi network equipment; satellite/cellular receivers; and in-unit routers, hotspots, and modems.||n/a||REAC - Technical Assistance Center 1-888-245-4860 REAC_TAX@hud.gov||https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/PublicHousingFundingSupportInternetConnectivityResidents.pdf||n/a||COVID-19 funding increased the Capital Fund and expanded its uses related to the internet.||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Annual||Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants||U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development||The Choice Neighborhoods Grant Program supports the development of comprehensive neighborhood revitalization plans which focus on directing resources to address three core goals: Housing, People and Neighborhoods. To achieve these core goals, communities must develop a comprehensive neighborhood revitalization strategy, or Transformation Plan.||Planning||One goal (among many) is that housing has affordable broadband Internet access.||$5,000,000||$5 million||Grants||$1,000-$45,000||11||yes||5% cash or in-kind.||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||2 years||Governments, Tribal, Nonprofits||Public housing authorities, Indian housing authorities, and Public Housing Agencies (PHAs); county, city, or township governments and Native American Tribal governments (Federally recognized); and nonprofits (other than institutions of higher education).||Neighborhoods with at least 20% of the residents estimated to be in poverty or extremely low income).||A needs assessment (including gaps in neighborhood services and assets); a comprehensive and integrated planning process; and site planning and conceptual architectural design work (among many more). Up to $150K of grant funds may be used for Early Action Activities (innovative solutions to neighborhood challenges).||Proposal must target at least one severely distressed public or assisted-housing project.||n/a||Ms. Mindy Turbov, Director of the Choice Neighborhoods Program, Office of Public Housing Investments|
|https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn/planninggrants||https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333491||NOFO for FY21 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants |
|Federal||Annual||New Markets Tax Credit||U.S. Department of the Treasury||The NMTC Program attracts private capital into low-income communities by permitting individual and corporate investors to receive a tax credit against their federal income tax in exchange for making equity investments in specialized financial intermediaries called Community Development Entities (CDEs).||Utilization||Private sector investment in economically distressed communities.||tbd||tbd||Tax Credit||39% of investment||100||yes||61%||Varies Annually||Determined Annually||n/a||Nonprofits, Governments||Qualifying Community Development Entities (CDEs); CDEs are typically nonprofits, government entities, and others who provide subsidized financing, whose primary mission is to benefit low-income households.||Projects must primarily benefit a Low Income Community (LIC), as defined by the Treasury.||There is significant flexibility in the types of businesses and development activities that NMTC investments support – including community facilities such as child care or health care facilities and charter schools, manufacturing facilities, for-profit and nonprofit businesses, and home-ownership projects.||CDFI Fund Help Desk 202-653-0421 email@example.com||https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/programs/new-markets-tax-credit||https://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/programs/new-markets-tax-credit/apply-step||2/21/2022|
|Federal||Open||State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)||U.S. Department of Homeland Security||Federal Emergency Management Agency||The SHSP provides funding to support the implementation of risk-driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets.||Deployment, Planning, Utilization||Protect, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other catastrophic events.||$415,000,000||$415 million||Grants||n/a||n/a||no||n/a||Varies Annually||June 13, 2022||3 years||Governments||The only entity eligible to submit applications is the State Administrative Agency, which applies for grants through each program separately, and then distributes them within the state (for the SHSP), to UASIs (for the UASI program), and to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that are located along the border of the United States (for OPSG).||Awards through the SHSP are distributed throughout all states and territories.||Projects should consider National areas for improvement identified in the 2019 National Preparedness Report, which include cybersecurity, recovery-focused core capabilities, the integration of individuals with access and functional needs, enhancing the resilience of infrastructure systems, and maturing the role of public-private partnerships. Broadband deployment is consistent with several of these priorities. Projects must align with the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) and the National Preparedness Report.||FEMA Call Center 866-927-5646 firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security||n/a||FY2022 NOFO https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security/fy-22-nofo||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)||U.S. Department of Homeland Security||Federal Emergency Management Agency||The UASI provides funding to enhance regional preparedness and capabilities in designated high-threat, high-density areas.||Deployment, Planning, Utilization||Protect, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other catastrophic events.||$615,000,000||$615 million||Grants||n/a||n/a||no||n/a||Varies Annually||June 13, 2022||3 years||Governments||The only entity eligible to submit applications is the State Administrative Agency, which applies for grants through each program separately, and then distributes them within the state (for the SHSP), to UASIs (for the UASI program), and to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that are located along the border of the United States (for OPSG).||Awards through the UASI program are distributed to eligible high-risk urban areas are determined based on an analysis of relative risk of terrorism.||Projects should consider National areas for improvement identified in the 2019 National Preparedness Report, which include cybersecurity, recovery-focused core capabilities, the integration of individuals with access and functional needs, enhancing the resilience of infrastructure systems, and maturing the role of public-private partnerships. Broadband deployment is consistent with several of these priorities. Projects must align with the Statewide Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) and the National Preparedness Report.||FEMA Call Center 866-927-5646 email@example.com||https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security||n/a||FY2022 NOFO https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security/fy-22-nofo||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Operation Stonegarden (OPSG)||U.S. Department of Homeland Security||Federal Emergency Management Agency||The OPSG provides funding to enhance cooperation and coordination among state, local, tribal, territorial, and federal law enforcement agencies to jointly enhance security along the United States land and water borders.||Deployment, Planning, Utilization||Improved border security.||$90,000,000||$90 million||Grants||n/a||n/a||no||n/a||Varies Annually||June 13, 2022||3 years||Governments||The only entity eligible to submit applications is the State Administrative Agency, which applies for grants through each program separately, and then distributes them within the state (for the SHSP), to UASIs (for the UASI program), and to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies that are located along the border of the United States (for OPSG).||OPSG funds projects along routes of ingress/egress to and from international borders, to include travel corridors in states bordering Mexico and Canada as well as states and territories with international water borders.||Projects that provide an enhanced law enforcement presence or increase operational and intelligence capabilities of law enforcement||Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk 800-368-6498 firstname.lastname@example.org||https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security||n/a||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Tribal Homeland Security Grant Program||U.S. Department of Homeland Security||Federal Emergency Management Agency||The THSGP supports the building, sustaining, and delivery of core capabilities to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from potential terrorist attacks and other hazards.||Deployment, Planning, Utilization||Protect, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other catastrophic events.||$15,000,000||$15 million||Grants||n/a||n/a||no||n/a||Varies Annually||June 13, 2022||3 years||Tribal||Federally recognized Tribes||A Tribe's jurisdiction must include at least 1,000 square miles of eligible land or meet other geographic eligibility requirements related to its proximity or relationship to various security considerations, such as international borders.||Costs are included but not limited to planning, equipment, training, and construction.||ND Grants Service Desk 800-865-4076 NDGrants@fema.dhs.gov||https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/tribal-homeland-security||n/a||https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/tribal-homeland-security/fy-22-nofo#eligibility||5/20/2022|
|Federal||Open||Emergency Management Performance Grants||U.S. Department of Homeland Security||Federal Emergency Management Agency||EMPG provides state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies with resources to sustain a secure and resilient nation. It supports efforts to build and maintain core capabilities for prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery.||Deployment, Planning, Utilization||Supporting emergency preparedness.||$415,000,000||$415 million||Grants||n/a||n/a||yes||50%||Varies Annually||June 13, 2022||3 years||Governments, Tribal||FEMA awards grants directly to all states and territories. A single application is accepted for each state/territory from either the State Administrative Agency or the State's Emergency Management Agency, on behalf of state, local, tribal, and territorial emergency management agencies.||Awards are distributed throughout all states and territories.||Eligible costs include but are not limited to planning, equipment, training, construction, maintenance and sustainment, management and administration, and indirect facilities and administrative costs.||Check State Emergency Management Agency||https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance||n/a||https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-22-nofo||5/20/2022|
|State||Open||California Teleconnect Fund||California Public Utilities Commission||Communications Division||The California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) program provides a 50% discount on advanced communication services (including Internet access and broadband services) to qualifying K–12 schools, libraries, community colleges, government-owned hospitals/health clinics, and community-based organizations.||Adoption, Utilization||Provides 50% discount on broadband and internet service for qualifying schools, libraries, community colleges, government hospitals/clinics, community-based organizations, and other entities.||Updated Annually||n/a||Subsidy||No||No||Rolling||Rolling||Libraries, Education, Tribal, Government, Healthcare||https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/-/media/cpuc-website/divisions/communications-division/documents/california-teleconnect-fund/ctf_eligible_entities.xlsx||The CTF Program categorizes applicants (and participants) into seven distinct groups:|
schools, libraries, community colleges, government hospitals/clinics, CBOs, healthcare
CBOs, and 2-1-1 providers. Each category has different eligibility requirements.
|Internet access and broadband services||The CPUC requires all existing California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) participants to periodically recertify their eligibility. This process applies only to existing participants with approved CTF applications. Community-based organizations are required to recertify every three years, while other participants are required to recertify every five years.||Entities participating in the CTF Program should email email@example.com to update their contact information in order to receive important information and notifications on maintaining eligibility and discounts.|
For general application inquiries before submitting an application, please direct them to CTFHelp@cpuc.ca.gov or call Amy Lau at (415) 696-7310.
If you have submitted an application and are inquiring about its status, please direct them to CTFHelp@cpuc.ca.gov or call Ligia Serpas at (415) 703-4332.
For participant recertification inquiries, please direct them to CTFHelp@cpuc.ca.gov or call Joanne Leung at (415) 703-1149.
Carriers and service providers can direct inquiries to CTFClaims@cpuc.ca.gov or contact Wylen Lai at (415) 703-2616.
|https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/ctf||https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/-/media/cpuc-website/divisions/communications-division/documents/california-teleconnect-fund/ctf_applicant_and_participant_guidebook.pdf||2/15/2022||< BEP update|
|State||Open||Tribal Technical Assistance||California Public Utilities Commission||Communications Division||California Tribes interested in technical assistance to pursue improved communications (for example, voice and broadband) to serve Tribal communities can apply for these grants to develop market studies, feasibility studies and business plans. The California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) has funds available to support Tribal broadband needs and increase access.||Planning||Grants to assist California Tribes in developing market studies, feasibilities studies, and/or business plans, to improve internet and communications systems.||$5,000,000||$5 million||Grants||Up to $150,000||n/a||No||No||Applications may be submitted at any time. However, CD will consider applications submitted on or before each deadline listed below as a batch and quarterly for processing.|
|Quarterly||Tribal||California Tribes with or without federal recognition, that demonstrate Tribal leadership support are eligible for technical assistance grants.||Reservations, trust lands and surrounding areas||Market studies, feasibilities studies, and/or business plans which support Tribes in their pursuit of improved communications.||Tribal_Tech_Assist@cpuc.ca.gov||https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/industries-and-topics/internet-and-phone/california-advanced-services-fund/tribal-technical-assistance||https://www.cpuc.ca.gov/-/media/cpuc-website/divisions/communications-division/documents/tribal-technical-assistance-grant/web-page-docs/tribal-technical-assistance-administrative-manual-external-v3-41221.pdf||2/15/2022||< BEP update|
|State||Open||California State Library High-Speed Broadband Grant||California State Library||The goal of this grant is to bring high-speed broadband to all California public libraries by connecting them to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN).|
The funds are intended to enable libraries to connect to high-speed broadband and purchase the necessary network equipment to enable those connections to be utilized by library patrons.
|Planning, Deployment, Utilization||Funding for libraries to connect to CalREN high-speed broadband network and necessary network equipment to allow patrons to connect.||$1,800,000||$1.8 milion||Grants||Up to $50,000 per library location||Yes||Local match will vary and may be required based on Local Income Per Capita levels. It is at the discretion of the State Library to modify or waive match funding.|
No match for Special Construction or Hardship Grants.
Matches for all other grants:
LIPC Level 1 - 0%
LIPC Level 2 - 2.5%
LIPC Level 3 - 5%
In-kind matching is allowed.
|Annual grant program (Fiscal Year 2021-2022)||June 15, 2022||Rolling award dates|
10/21/21 - 6/30/22
|Libraries, Government, Education||Public Agency, Tribal Government|
Be a California public library with an active contract with the Broadband Access Administrator to participate in a connection to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), operated by the Corporation for Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC). Have submitted the required Letters of Agency to the Broadband Access Administrator. Intend to continue in the program.
|Eligible California public library||• First year connection costs|
• Equipment to support connections
• Consulting costs related to configuration and installation of equipment
• Construction costs related to expansion of necessary infrastructure to make connections
|Applicants requesting a grant must meet ALL the criteria below:|
• Be a California public library with an active contract with the Broadband Access Administrator to participate
in a connection to the California Research and Education Network (CalREN), operated by the Corporation for
Education Network Initiatives in California (CENIC).
• Have submitted the required Letters of Agency to the Broadband Access Administrator.
• Intend to continue in the program.
|For questions about this grant, contact:|
|https://www.grants.ca.gov/grants/2021-2022-california-state-library-high-speed-broadband-grant/||https://californiastatelibrary.submittable.com/submit/9927deca-ce0d-4b6b-afdf-514bfa4337c1/2021-2022-california-high-speed-broadband-grants||Grant guidelines: https://www.library.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Broadband-Grant-Guidance-2021-2022.pdf||2/15/2022||< BEP update|