Funding opportunities

State and federal funding is available to support:

  • Broadband deployment
  • Adoption
  • Digital literacy planning and implementation

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State or FederalProgram StatusProgram NameAdministering AgencyProgram DivisionPurposeFunding PurposeProgram PurposeAvailable FundingFundingType of AwardSize of AwardNumber of AwardsMatchMatch RequirementFunding CyclesApplication DueDates of Awards and
Period of Performance
Eligible ApplicantsEligible EntitiesEligible AreasEligible CostsEligibility NotesMinimum SpeedsProgram ContactWebsiteLink to Application Site
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FederalOpenEnabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure ProgramU.S. Department of CommerceNational Telecommunications and Information AdministrationEstablishes 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.DeploymentMiddle-mile infrastructure to un/underserved areas.$1,000,000,000 $1 billionGrants$5 million to $100 millionn/ayes30%One Time GrantSeptember 30,2022Earliest awards to be made in late February 2022; Period of performance, 5 YearsGovernments, Nonprofits, Companies, TribalState, local, and Tribal governments; electric utilities, utility cooperatives, and public utility districts; private companies; nonprofits; and others. Prioritizes unserved/underserved areasMiddle-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/materialsn/aSarah Bleu, National Telecommunications & Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20230, Phone: (202) 482-5802https://www.internetforall.gov/https://www.internetforall.gov/program/enabling-middle-mile-broadband-infrastructure-program5/20/2022
FederalAwaiting RulesDigital Equity Competitive Grant ProgramU.S. Department of CommerceNational Telecommunications and Information Administration$1.25 billion discretionary grant program distributed vial annual grant programs over 5 years to implement digital equity projects.Adoption, UtilizationTo expand access and adoption of broadband among vulnerable populations and others.$1,250,000,000 $1.25 billionGrantstbdtbdtbdtbdOne Time GranttbdtbdGovernments, Nonprofits, CompaniesPublic 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/materialsn/aOffice 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) 482-5802https://www.ntia.doc.gov/category/grantstbdApplication window expected to open in 2025 - after State Digital Equity Capacity Grants are issued.5/20/2022
FederalAwaiting RulesTribal Broadband Connectivity ProgramU.S. Department of CommerceNational Telecommunications and Information AdministrationProgram 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, UtilizationBroadband deployment, adoption, and affordability on tribal lands.$2,000,000,000 $2 billion added in FY-22Grantstbdn/anonotbdtbdtbdTribal(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, adam.geisler@firstnet.govhttps://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/tribal-nationsNOFO 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.
5/20/2022
FederalAnnualConnecting Minority Communities (CMC)U.S. Department of CommerceNational Telecommunications and Information AdministrationThe 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, AdoptionBroadband internet access, connectivity, and digital inclusion, including equipment and IT personnel training and hiring.$268,000,000 $268 millionGrants$500,000-$3 millionn/anonoVaries AnnuallyDetermined AnnuallyEarliest start date for awards: March 14, 2022Education, CompaniesEligible 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
202-482-1713
https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/federal/federal-funding/department-commerce-connecting-minority-communities-cmc-pilothttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Connecting%20Minority%20Communities%20Pilot%20ProgramPeriod of performance not more than 2 years (but may request extension).

NOFO (rev. 8/4/21):
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=Connecting%20Minority%20Communities%20Pilot%20Program

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
2/21/2022
FederalOpenEconomic Adjustment AssistanceU.S. Department of CommerceEconomic 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, PlanningTechnology-based economic development projects that contribute to economic recovery.$500,000,000 $500 millionGrants$100,000-$10 million250 awards expectedyesUp to 20%Rolling applications for Regulated program; ARPA Funding only: March 31, 2022 (suggested) RollingFunds for ARPA program must be obligated by Sept. 30, 2022Governments, Tribal, Nonprofits, EducationCity, 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.NationwideA wide range of technical, planning, workforce development, entrepreneurship, public works, and infrastructure projects.Broadband Projects must result in publicly owned infrastructure.n/aContact 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=334743NOFO: 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
2/21/2022
FederalOpenIndigenous CommunitiesU.S. Department of CommerceEconomic 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, UtilizationBroadband infrastructure construction and non-construction.$100,000,000 $100 millionGrantsExpected range: $500,000 - $5 million projects. Floor is $100,000; ceiling is $5 million50 awards expected.non/aWindow opened July 22, 2021. Rolling applications, submit asap (and by March 31, 2022, is highly encouraged funding). Deadline is Sept. 30, 2022.September 30, 2022n/aTribalIndian 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
“Special Need.”
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/aProgram 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=334764EDA 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
FederalAnnualE-RateFederal Communications CommissionUniversal 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, AdoptionBroadband connections and equipment purchasing support for schools and libraries.$4,200,000,000 $4.2 billionSubsidy20-90% discountn/an/an/aAnnuallytbdn/aEducation, Tribal, Governments, LibrariesEligible 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) 203-8100https://www.fcc.gov/general/e-rate-schools-libraries-usf-programhttps://www.usac.org/e-rate/resources/e-rate-productivity-center/funding-year-2022-filing-window/5/20/2022
FederalOpenLifelineFederal Communications CommissionUniversal 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.AdoptionMonthly 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 billionSubsidy$9.25 per month per subscribern/an/an/aRolling/OngoingRollingRolling basisCompaniesProviders of voice and broadband service, either wireless or wireline, designated as "eligible telecommunications carriers."NationwideConsumers' monthly costs for phone and broadband service.25/3FCC Telecommunications Access Policy Division: 202-418-7400 or LifelineProgram@usac.orghttps://www.usac.org/lifeline/n/aThere is no NOFO. For further information: https://www.usac.org/lifeline/learn/.5/20/2022
FederalOpenRural Health Care Program - Telecommunications ProgramFederal Communications CommissionUniversal 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.AdoptionProvides discounts for voice and data services to healthcare providers.$571,000,000 $571 million (combined with Healthcare Connect Fund)SubsidyDetermined based on the differential between urban and rural pricingn/anon/aAnnuallytbdn/aNonprofits, HealthcareNon-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 areasTelecommunications services.n/a800-453-1546, rhc-assist@usac.orghttps://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
FederalOpenRural Health Care Program - Healthcare Connect FundFederal Communications CommissionUniversal 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, AdoptionProvides financial assistance to eligible healthcare providers for broadband services.$571,000,000 $571 million (combined with Telecommunications Program)Subsidy65% discount on eligible expensesn/anon/aAnnuallytbdn/aNonprofits, HealthcareNon-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 areasBroadband services, network equipment, and healthcare provider constructed and owned networks.n/a800-453-1546, rhc-assist@usac.orghttps://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
FederalAnnualRural Energy for America
(REAP)
U.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceREAP 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.DeploymentProvides loan guarantees and grants for renewable energy systems; 10% of project can be broadband.$50,000,000 $50 millionGrants, LoansFor 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)yes75% for a grant, 25% for a loanGuaranteed 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.tbdn/aCompanies, Governments, EducationFor 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/aContact your State Rural Development Energy Coordinator. https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/RBS_StateEnergyCoordinators.pdfhttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiencyhttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/energy-programs/rural-energy-america-program-renewable-energy-systems-energy-efficiency-improvement-guaranteed-loansThe broadband service can be retail or Smart Utility (internal service):
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/09/15/2020-19033/special-authority-to-enable-funding-of-broadband-and-smart-utility-facilities-across-select-rural#sectno-reference-1980.1202
5/20/2022
FederalAnnualRural Broadband Access Loan and Loan GuaranteeU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceThe 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.DeploymentInfrastructure buildout in rural areas.n/an/aLoans$100,000-$3 millionn/an/an/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aCompanies, Tribal, GovernmentsCorporations, 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/aLoan Origination and Approval Division at (202) 720-0800https://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-guaranteesn/a5/20/2022
FederalAwaiting RulesReConnectU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceThe 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.DeploymentInfrastructure buildout in rural areas.$600,000,000 Round 4 tbdGrants, LoansMaximum 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
105Varies by Program Productn/aVaries Annuallytbdn/aCompanies, Nonprofits, Governments, TribalCooperatives; 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/aLaurel Leverrier, Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), email laurel.leverrier@usda.gov, telephone: (202) 720-9554.https://www.usda.gov/reconnecthttps://www.rd.usda.gov/files/ReConnect_Program_Application_Guide.pdfExpected Round 4 in Summer of 20225/20/2022
FederalAnnualCommunity ConnectU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceThe 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, AdoptionInfrastructure buildout in rural areas.tbdtbdGrants$100,000-$3 millionn/ayes15%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aCompanies, Tribal, Governments, NonprofitsIncorporated 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/ahttps://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/telecom-gfrhttps://www.rd.usda.gov/community-connectn/a2/21/2022
FederalAnnualDistance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT)U.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceThe 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, UtilizationIncrease rural access to education, training, and health care resources. tbdtbdGrants$50,000-$1 millionn/ayes15%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aCompanies, Nonprofits, Tribal, GovernmentsAn 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/aFor DLT questions, please contact: dltinfo@usda.gov or call Loan Origination and Approval Division at (202) 720-0800https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grantsn/aFederal Register, Vol. 86, No. 61, Notices (NOSA), p.17117:
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2021/04/01/2021-06675/announcement-of-application-deadlines-and-requirements-for-section-313a-guarantees-for-bonds-and

( . . . Notes Issued for Utility Infrastructure Purposes for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021," April 1, 2021.)
2/21/2022
FederalOpenTelecommunications Infrastructure Loans and Loan Guarantees ProgramU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceThis program provides financing for the construction, maintenance, improvement, and expansion of telephone service and broadband in rural areas.DeploymentInfrastructure buildout in rural areas.$690,000,000 $690 millionLoans, Loan Guarantees$50,000+ n/anon/aRollingRollingn/aCompanies, Nonprofits, Tribal, GovernmentsState 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/aFor 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-guaranteesn/a9/10/21 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.
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FederalAnnualRural Business Development Grants ProgramU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceThis 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, UtilizationTechnical assistance and training.tbdtbdGrantsNo minimum or maximum, but generally range between $10,000-$500,000n/anon/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aGovernments, Companies, Education, TribalRural, 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/aContact your local office. https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-officeshttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/rural-business-development-grantshttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-business-development-grants5/20/2022
FederalOpenRural Economic Development Loan and Grant (REDLG)U.S. Department of AgricultureRural 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, UtilizationTo promote rural economic development and job creation.tbdtbdGrants, LoansUp to $300,000 in grants to establish Revolving Loan Funds; up to $1.5 million in loansn/ayes20%Quarterly funding competitions; June 30, 2022Quarterlyn/aNonprofits, CompaniesA 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/aChoose state from dropdown menu and click on Contacts tab: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program/mehttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program/mehttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/business-programs/rural-economic-development-loan-grant-program/me2/21/2022
FederalAnnualRural Placemaking Innovation Challenge
(RPIC)
U.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceUSDA 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.PlanningTo provide planning support, technical assistance, and training for placemaking in rural communities, including enhancing broadband access.tbdtbdCooperative Agreementstbdn/ayes15%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aGovernments, Nonprofits, Education, Companies, TribalCity, 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/aRD.RPIC@usda.govhttps://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/initiatives/rural-placemaking-innovation-challengeNOTES: 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.
2/21/2022
FederalAnnualRural Community Development Initiative Grant Program (RCDI)U.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceRCDI 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.PlanningTo improve housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas.tbdtbdGrantsMinimum grant award is $50,000; maximum grant award is $250,000.
n/ayes50%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aNonprofits, TribalQualified 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/aContact your Rural Development State Office:
https://rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-offices.
https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/rural-community-development-initiative-grantshttps://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
5/20/2022
FederalOpenCommunity Facilities Direct Loan & Grant ProgramU.S. Department of AgricultureRural Utilities ServiceThis 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.DeploymentDirect 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 grantGrants, Loansn/an/ayesvariesRolling applicationsRollingn/aGovernments, Nonprofits, TribalPublic 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/aContact the applicable state office: https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-officeshttps://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-facilities/community-facilities-direct-loan-grant-programhttps://www.rd.usda.gov/files/508_RD_RHS_CF_DirectLoanGuidanceBook_090919.pdfNote: 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
FederalOpenOneRD Guarantee Loan InitiativeU.S. Department of AgricultureRural DevelopmentThe 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, UtilizationLoan 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 faciltiesn/anon/aRolling applicationsRollingn/aCompanies, Nonprofits, Tribal, GovernmentsFederal 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/aContact the applicable state office: https://www.rd.usda.gov/about-rd/state-officeshttps://www.rd.usda.gov/onerdguaranteehttps://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/OneRDLenderGuide.pdf2/21/2022
FederalAnnualNational Tribal Broadband GrantUS Department of the InteriorBureau of Indian AffairsThe 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.PlanningBroadband planning.tbdtbdGrants$40,000-50,000n/anon/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aTribalFederally recognized Tribes.Any federally recognized Tribe.Feasibility studies for broadband deployment.n/aDennis Wilson, Division of Economic Development Grants Manager dennis.wilson@bia.gov 505-917-3235https://www.bia.gov/service/grants/ntbgn/a2/21/2022
FederalAnnualNative American Business Development Institute Grant (NABDI)US Department of the InteriorBureau of Indian AffairsBy 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.PlanningBusiness feasibility studies.tbdtbdGrantsNo minimum or maximum, typical awards range from $25,000-$70,00010non/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aTribalFederally recognized Tribes.Any federally recognized Tribe.Feasability studies.n/aDennis Wilson, Division of Economic Development Grants Manager dennis.wilson@bia.gov 505-917-3235https://www.bia.gov/service/grants/nabdihttps://www.bia.gov/service/grants/nabdi/apply-nabdi-grant2/21/2022
FederalAnnualTelehealth Network Grant ProgramU.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesFederal Office of Rural Health PolicyThe program uses telehealth networks to improve healthcare services for medically underserved people in urban, rural, and frontier communities.UtilizationTelehealth networks for emergency services.tbdtbdGrantsn/an/an/an/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aNonprofits, TribalEligible 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
county).
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/aCarlos Mena, Public Health Analyst, HHS cmena@hrsa.gov. 301-443-3198https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-20-036https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=3158822/21/2022
FederalAnnualRebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE)U.S. Department of TransportationTo invest in road, rail, transit and port projects that promise to achieve national objectives. DeploymentSurface transportation infrastructure projects with a significant local or regional impact. Innovation and collaboration are emphasized.tbdtbdGrants$5 million-$25 million: urban areas, $1 million-$25 million: rural areasn/ayes20%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aGovernmentsState, 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/aRAISEgrants@dot.gov. 202-366-0301https://www.transportation.gov/RAISEgrants/abouthttps://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2022-01/2022raiseinfoform.xlsxNOFO: https://www.transportation.gov/sites/dot.gov/files/2022-02/FINAL-2022-RAISE-NOFO.pdf
5/20/2022
FederalAnnualInfrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA)U.S. Department of TransportationINFRA 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.DeploymentInfrastructure buildout.tbdtbdGrantstbd25 estimatedyes40%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aGovernments, Tribal, NonprofitsDistrict organization, Indian tribes, local governments, non-profits, state governments.NationwideHighway and rail projects of regional and national significance.n/aINFRAgrants@dot.govhttps://www.transportation.gov/buildamerica/financing/infra-grants/infrastructure-rebuilding-america2/21/2022
FederalAnnualCommunity Development Block Grants (CDBG)U.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe 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.DeploymentInfrastructure installation in new or substantially rehabilitated HUD-funded multifamily rental housing is required.tbdtbdGrantsvariesn/anon/aApplicants should contact their local CDBG programs for application deadlinesVariesn/aGovernmentsUrban "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/aCheck with city, county, or state governmentshttps://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/cdbgn/a2/21/2022
FederalOpenSection 108 Loan Guarantee ProgramU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe 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, UtilizationProvide communities with low-cost, long-term financing for economic and community development projects. n/an/aLoans5x CDBG entitlement amountn/anon/aRolling applicationsRollingvariesGovernmentsEligible 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.NationwideCDBG 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 technology.n/asection108@hud.govhttps://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/section108https://files.hudexchange.info/resources/documents/Section-108-Application-Tool.pdfList 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.xlsx2/21/2022
FederalAnnualPIH Capital FundU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentPublic and Indian HousingThe 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.DeploymentInstalling and upgrading broadband infrastructure; purchasing and installing Wi-Fi extenders, routers, etc. tbdtbdGrantsn/an/anon/aApplicants should contact their Public Housing Agency for information.n/an/aGovernmentsPublic Housing AgenciesNationwideEligible 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/aDavid 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.pdfn/aCOVID-19 funding increased the Capital Fund and expanded its uses related to the internet.2/21/2022
FederalAnnualPIH Operating FundU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentPublic and Indian HousingPHAs 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.AdoptionInternet services and computer labs.$4,500,000,000 $4.5 billionGrantsn/an/anon/aApplicants should contact their Public Housing Agency for information.n/an/aGovernmentsPublic Housing AgenciesNationwideEligible 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/aREAC - Technical Assistance Center 1-888-245-4860 REAC_TAX@hud.govhttps://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/PIH/documents/PublicHousingFundingSupportInternetConnectivityResidents.pdfn/aCOVID-19 funding increased the Capital Fund and expanded its uses related to the internet.2/21/2022
FederalAnnualChoice Neighborhoods Planning GrantsU.S. Department of Housing and Urban DevelopmentThe 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.PlanningOne goal (among many) is that housing has affordable broadband Internet access.$5,000,000 $5 millionGrants$1,000-$45,00011yes5% cash or in-kind.Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annually2 yearsGovernments, Tribal, NonprofitsPublic 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/aMs. Mindy Turbov, Director of the Choice Neighborhoods Program, Office of Public Housing Investments
202-401–8812.
https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/public_indian_housing/programs/ph/cn/planninggrantshttps://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333491NOFO for FY21 Choice Neighborhoods Planning Grants
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333491
2/21/2022
FederalAnnualNew Markets Tax CreditU.S. Department of the TreasuryThe 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).UtilizationPrivate sector investment in economically distressed communities.tbdtbdTax Credit39% of investment100yes61%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annuallyn/aNonprofits, GovernmentsQualifying 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 cdfihelp@cdfi.treas.govhttps://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/programs/new-markets-tax-credithttps://www.cdfifund.gov/programs-training/programs/new-markets-tax-credit/apply-step2/21/2022
FederalAnnualState Homeland Security Program (SHSP)U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityFederal Emergency Management AgencyThe SHSP provides funding to support the implementation of risk-driven, capabilities-based State Homeland Security Strategies to address capability targets.Deployment, Planning, UtilizationProtect, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other catastrophic events.$415,000,000 $415 millionGrantsn/an/anon/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annually3 yearsGovernmentsThe 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 ask-gmd@dhs.govhttps://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-securityn/aFY2022 NOFO https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security/fy-22-nofo7/6/2022
FederalAnnualUrban Areas Security Initiative (UASI)U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityFederal Emergency Management AgencyThe UASI provides funding to enhance regional preparedness and capabilities in designated high-threat, high-density areas.Deployment, Planning, UtilizationProtect, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other catastrophic events.$615,000,000 $615 millionGrantsn/an/anon/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annually3 yearsGovernmentsThe 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 ask-gmd@dhs.govhttps://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-securityn/aFY2022 NOFO https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-security/fy-22-nofo7/6/2022
FederalAnnualOperation Stonegarden (OPSG)U.S. Department of Homeland SecurityFederal Emergency Management AgencyThe 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, UtilizationImproved border security.$90,000,000 $90 millionGrantsn/an/anon/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annually3 yearsGovernmentsThe 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 enforcementCentralized Scheduling and Information Desk 800-368-6498 askcsid@dhs.govhttps://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/homeland-securityn/a7/6/2022
FederalAnnulaTribal Homeland Security Grant ProgramU.S. Department of Homeland SecurityFederal Emergency Management AgencyThe 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, UtilizationProtect, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other catastrophic events.$15,000,000 $15 millionGrantsn/an/anon/aVaries AnnuallyDetermined Annually3 yearsTribalFederally recognized TribesA 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.govhttps://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/tribal-homeland-securityn/ahttps://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/tribal-homeland-security/fy-22-nofo#eligibility7/6/2022
FederalAnnualEmergency Management Performance GrantsU.S. Department of Homeland SecurityFederal Emergency Management AgencyEMPG 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, UtilizationSupporting emergency preparedness.$415,000,000 $415 millionGrantsn/an/ayes50%Varies AnnuallyDetermined Annually3 yearsGovernments, TribalFEMA 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 Agencyhttps://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performancen/ahttps://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/emergency-management-performance/fy-22-nofo7/6/2022
StateOpenCalifornia Teleconnect FundCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe 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, UtilizationProvides 50% discount on broadband and internet service for qualifying schools, libraries, community colleges, government hospitals/clinics, community-based organizations, and other entities. Updated Annuallyn/aSubsidy50% of approved service costsNoNoRollingRollingLibraries, Education, Tribal, Governments, Healthcarehttps://www.cpuc.ca.gov/-/media/cpuc-website/divisions/communications-division/documents/california-teleconnect-fund/ctf_eligible_entities.xlsxThe 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 servicesThe 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 ctfhelp@cpuc.ca.gov 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/ctfhttps://www.cpuc.ca.gov/-/media/cpuc-website/divisions/communications-division/documents/california-teleconnect-fund/ctf_applicant_and_participant_guidebook.pdf7/6/2022< CPUC update to available funds
StateOpenTribal Technical AssistanceCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionCalifornia 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.PlanningGrants to assist California Tribes in developing market studies, feasibilities studies, and/or business plans, to improve internet and communications systems.$5,000,000 $5 millionGrantsUp to $150,000NoNoApplications 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.

October 1
January 1
April 1
July 1
QuarterlyTribalCalifornia Tribes with or without federal recognition, that demonstrate Tribal leadership support are eligible for technical assistance grants.Reservations, trust lands and surrounding areasMarket studies, feasibilities studies, and/or business plans which support Tribes in their pursuit of improved communications.Tribal_Tech_Assist@cpuc.ca.govhttps://www.cpuc.ca.gov/industries-and-topics/internet-and-phone/california-advanced-services-fund/tribal-technical-assistancehttps://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.pdf7/6/2022< CPUC formatting update
StateOpenCalifornia State Library High-Speed Broadband GrantCalifornia State LibraryThe 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, UtilizationFunding for libraries to connect to CalREN high-speed broadband network and necessary network equipment to allow patrons to connect.$1,800,000 $1.8 milionGrantsUp to $50,000 per library locationYesLocal 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, 2022Rolling award dates

10/21/21 - 6/30/22
Libraries, Governments, EducationPublic 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:
1-916-603-7212, broadband@library.ca.gov
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-grantsGrant guidelines: https://www.library.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Broadband-Grant-Guidance-2021-2022.pdf2/15/2022< BEP update
StateNot yet accepting applicationsLocal Agency Technical AssistanceCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe technical assistance grant program provides funds to reimburse eligible local governments and Tribal entities for certain "pre-project" costs, or work that facilitates broadband network deployment projects to areas in need. Planning Grants may reimburse local agencies and Tribes for eligible costs such as environmental and engineering studies or reports; needs assessments, market studies, broadband strategic plans, and business plans; forming a joint powers authority; and consultant and community- based organization services.$50 million$50 millionGrantUp to $1 million per FYn/aNoNoTBDRollingLocal Agencies, TribalLocal agencies, as defined by Gov. Code 53167 (e), inlcuding sovereign tribal governments. n/apre-construction expenses to provide last-mile connections to unserved and underserved communities. Examples of reimbursable expenses:
Consultant or staff time for conducting needs assessments, environmental and engineering studies, network design, and broadband strategic plans.
Costs incurred in forming a joint powers authority for the purpose of bringing broadband to areas in need of sufficient Internet connections.
Local Agency Technical AssistanceGrant ApplicationGrant Administration Manual: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cpuc.ca.gov%2F-%2Fmedia%2Fcpuc-website%2Fdivisions%2Fcommunications-division%2Fdocuments%2Fbroadband-implementation-for-california%2Flata-grantee-manual-062822.pdf&data=05%7C01%7Claura.sasaki%40state.ca.gov%7C72111de4db904211894308da5af3be91%7C52b26be47f5d4e1cbaed8cf75b7570d5%7C0%7C0%7C637922300442219046%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=6AR9l0hKDa99qpmDhFLe7DuhhsbF7H2H%2F%2BtRiF138tI%3D&reserved=0, Local Agency Technical Assistance Outreach Instruction Content: https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cpuc.ca.gov%2F-%2Fmedia%2Fcpuc-website%2Fdivisions%2Fcommunications-division%2Fdocuments%2Fbroadband-implementation-for-california%2Flata-outreach-instructional-content.pdf&data=05%7C01%7Claura.sasaki%40state.ca.gov%7C72111de4db904211894308da5af3be91%7C52b26be47f5d4e1cbaed8cf75b7570d5%7C0%7C0%7C637922300442219046%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=FhIj9%2FTcP6Fy0TmvfqnIai5zv0ciPyzTjkj9yjsSlug%3D&reserved=0, Notarized Affidavit (submit with Application): https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cpuc.ca.gov%2F-%2Fmedia%2Fcpuc-website%2Fdivisions%2Fcommunications-division%2Fdocuments%2Fbroadband-implementation-for-california%2Flata-notarized-affidavit-062722-2.pdf&data=05%7C01%7Claura.sasaki%40state.ca.gov%7C72111de4db904211894308da5af3be91%7C52b26be47f5d4e1cbaed8cf75b7570d5%7C0%7C0%7C637922300442219046%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000%7C%7C%7C&sdata=CK%2FeSea%2BDgkUq5DQ%2BXwz0qvoQv6QxUS0kvIu1uU2WkQ%3D&reserved=07/6/2022< CPUC formatting update and links added
StateNot yet accepting applicationsCPUC Federal Funding AccountCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe Federal Funding Account funds last-mile broadband infrastructure projects to connect unserved Californians with high-speed broadband service. InfrastructureTo fund last-mile broadband infrastructure projects to connect unserved and underserved Californians with high-speed broadband service.$2 billion$ 2 billionGrantNo limit providedNoNoTBDTBDCompanies, Governments, Nonprofits, TribalEntities with a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity (CPCN)
that qualify as a “telephone corporation” as defined under Public
Utilities (Pub. Util.) Code section 234; or Non-telephone corporations that are facilities-based broadband service
providers; or Local governmental agencies; Electric utilities; or Non- profits; Co-operatives; California Tribes
Areas that inlcude "households and businesses with an identified need for additional
broadband infrastructure investment."
The costs the Commission may reimburse are as follows:
a. Costs directly related to the deployment of infrastructure;
b. Costs to lease access to property or for Internet backhaul services for a
period not to exceed five years; and
c. Costs incurred by an existing facility-based broadband provider to
upgrade its existing facilities to provide for interconnection.
d. Costs incurred during the period beginning March 3, 2021 and ending
December 31, 2024.
Additionally, administrative expenses directly related to the project shall be
capped at 2 percent of the grant amount and a maximum of 15 percent contingency
on direct infrastructure costs.
Last-Mile Federal Funding Account (ca.gov)Grant Application7/6/2022
StateIn developmentCPUC Broadband Loan Loss Reserve FundCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe Broadband Loan Loss Reserve Fund supports the development of public broadband networks by providing credit enhancement for local agencies and non-profits to finance broadband networks.InfrastructureTo provide credit enhancement to assist local entities and non-profits to secure private broadband financing such as bonds.$750 million$750 millionGrantTBDNoNoTBDTBDLocal Agencies, NonprofitsLocal agencies, as defined by Gov. Code 53167 (e), including sovereign tribal governments. N/ATBDLoan Loss Reserve Fund (ca.gov)Local Agency Technical Assistance Outreach Instructional Content7/6/2022< CPUC formatting update
StateNot yet accepting applicationsCalifornia Advanced Services Fund: Broadband Infrastructure Grant AccountCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe Broadband Infrastructure Grant Account funds last-mile broadband infrastructure projects to connect unserved Californians with high-speed broadband service. InfrastructureThe goal of the Broadband Infrastructure Grant Account is, no later than December 31, 2032, to approve funding for infrastructure projects that will provide broadband access to no less than 98 percent of California households in each consortia (multi-county) region of California.up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)GrantNo limit providedNoNoAnnualAnnualCompanies, GovernmentsEntities with a CPCN, entites with a WIR, non-telephone corporations that are facilities based broadband providers (as defined by NTIA), local governmentsunserved areas, "for which there is no facility-based broadband provider offering at least one tier of broadband service at speeds of at least 25 mbps downstream, 3 mpbs upstreamCosts directly related to the deployment of infrastructure;
Costs to lease access to property or for Internet backhaul services for a
period not to exceed five years; and Costs incurred by an existing facility-based broadband provider to
upgrade its existing facilities to provide for interconnection.
Additionally, administrative expenses directly related to the project shall be
capped at 15 percent of the grant amount
CASF_Application_Questions@cpuc.ca.govCASF Broadband Infrastructure Grant AccountNotarized Affidavit (submit with Application)7/6/2022< CPUC formatting update
StateOpenCalifornia Advanced Services Fund: Broadband Adoption AccountCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe Broadband Adoption Account provides grants to increase publicly available or after-school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as grants for digital literacy training programs and public education to communities with limited broadband adoption.Adoption, Digital EquityTo provide broadband adoption or digital equity grants for digital literacy and broadband access projects.up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)GrantNo limit providedYes15%Applications may be submitted at any time. However, staff will consider applications submitted on or before each deadline listed below as a batch, until all funds have been awarded.

Application Cycle Deadlines:

July 1, 2022
January 1, 2023
July 1, 2023
And every January 1 and July 1 thereafter, until funds are exhausted.
7/1/2022 Governments, Libraries, Education, Senior Centers, Nonprofits, Community OrganizationsLocal governments, senior centers, schools, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations with programs to increase publicly available or after school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as digital literacy training programs are eligible to apply for grants.AllEducation and outreach efforts (including travel, up to 10% of approved
grant amount) and materials;
b. Acceptable computing devices (does not include smartphones) within
budgetary limits and inclusive of computer warranty;
 In-classroom computing devices
 Take-home computing devices (for Digital Literacy Projects only)
c. Software (inclusive of licensing for online platforms);
d. Printers
e. Network routers, switches, modems, and cabling deployed for the purpose
of establishing a space for broadband access or digital literacy that
connects to an existing in-building broadband network such as Wi-Fi
(inside network); Mobile hotspots, only when no inside network is available;
g. Provision of technical support for the computing devices subsidized
through this program;
h. Desks and chairs to furnish a designated space for digital literacy or
broadband access;
i. For Digital Literacy Projects, gathering, preparing, creating, and
distributing digital literacy curriculum;
j. Staff including digital literacy instructors, staff for monitoring the
designated space, or staff for administering call centers (if applicable); and
k. Reimbursement for administrative costs,6
(other than for excluded items,
listed below) is limited to administrative costs representing 15% or less of
the overall proposed budget.
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StateOpenCalifornia Advanced Services Fund: Broadband Public Housing AccountCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe Broadband Public Housing Account provides funding for inside wiring projects that will offer broadband access to low income communities at no cost to residents of those communities.Adoption, Digital Equity, InfrastructureTo provide free broadband access in California publicly supported housing and low-income communities.up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)GrantNo limit providedNoNoApplications may be submitted at any time. However, staff will consider applications submitted on or before each deadline listed below as a batch. Deadlines:
 July 1, 2022
 January 1, 2023
 July 1, 2023
 January 1, 2024
 July 1, 2024
7/1/2022Publicly-Supported Housing Developments, Farmworker Housing publicly supported housing developments and farmworker housing are eligible to apply for grantsPublicly served and farmworker housing developments that do not currently have access to qualified broadband service at no cost to the residents.All broadband networking equipment (hardware and software),
wireless access points, wireless bridge(s), modem(s), switches,
router(s), and firewall(s) for network security but not personal
computers, laptops, handheld or human interface devices.
 Low voltage contracting work including the installation of inside
wiring,network cabinets, NEMA boxes, conduits, patch panels, cable
tray or ladders, and other cabling requirements to provide power and
connectivity for the broadband network equipment funded as part of
the project. Major rehabilitation, demolition or construction work will
not be funded.
 Broadband network engineering and designing documentation.
 Hardware warranty of broadband network equipment as needed. Installation, provisioning, and configuration labor costs at the
Minimum Point of Entry (MPOE), MDFs (Main Distribution Frame),
IDFs (Intermediate Distribution Frame), WAPs (Wireless Access Point),
Wireless Bridges such as P2P and P2MP (Point to Point and Point to
Multi-point) Radios, Switched Ethernet, and xDSL (Digital Subscriber
Line) modems.
 Taxes, shipping and insurance costs (if applicable) that are directly
relatedto broadband network equipment deployed under the BPHA.
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StateOpenCalifornia Advanced Services Fund: Line Extension ProgramCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe Line Extension Program awards infrastructure grants to an individual household and/or property owner to offset the costs of connecting a household or property to an existing or proposed facility-based broadband provider.InfrastructureGrants to offset the costs of connecting a household or property to an existing or proposed broadband provider.$5 million$4,061,075 Grant•A maximum of $500 for Fixed Wireless installations
•A maximum of $9,300 for Wireline installations
NoNoApplications may be submitted at any time. However, the Communications Division will consider applications submitted on or before each deadline listed below as a batch, until the funding exhausted.  September 1, 2022
December 1, 2022
RollingIndividualsIndividual household or property owner, subject to income limitations.Location lacking access to a broadband service connectionCosts of connecting eligible applicant to existing or new facilities-based internet providerCASFLineExtensionProgram@cpuc.ca.govCASF Line Extension Program7/6/2022< CPUC formatting update
StateOpenCalifornia Advanced Services Fund: Rural and Urban Regional Consortia AccountCalifornia Public Utilities CommissionCommunications DivisionThe CASF Consortia Grant Account funds grants are available to facilitate the deployment of broadband services by assisting CASF infrastructure grant applicants in the project development or grant application process or assisting broadband deployment projects related to programs created under SB 156 and Assembly Bill (AB) 164.PlanningTo facilitate the deployment of broadband services in the project development or grant application process.up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)up to $150,000,000 per year (total CASF Annual Budget)GrantUp to $210,000 per year, two-year awardNoNoAnnual15-Jul-22Governments, Local Agencies,Education, Healthcare, Libraries, Community Organizations, CompaniesAn eligible Consortium may include representatives, of organizations including, but not limited to, local and regional government, public safety, elementary and secondary education, health care, libraries, postsecondary education, community-based organizations, tourism, parks and recreation, agricultural, business, workforce organizations, and air pollution control or air quality management districts. An eligible Consortium is not required to have as its lead fiscal agent an entity with a certificate of public convenience and necessity.Areas not already served by a CASF-funded Broadband ConsortiumConsortia will be reimbursed for the costs of performing eligible activities, including primarily conducting activities that will lead to or that can be reasonably expected to lead to CASF infrastructure projects or broadband deployment projects, including assisting potential applicants, outreach, etc.CASF_Consortia_Grant_Administrator@cpuc.ca.govCASF Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Account7/6/2022< CPUC formatting update, due date
StateOpenCalifornia LifeLineCPUC, in conjunction with FCCCommunications DivisionTo offset the costs of wireless and home phone serviceAdoptionTo offset the costs of wireless and home phone serviceUpdated annuallyupdated annuallysubsidyMonthly service connection discount of up to $16.23; may be combined with federal subsidy of $9.25.NoNoannual renewalContinuousIncome-qualified individualsIncome-qualified individuals or individuals that participate in other qualifying programs.n/amonthly service connections and activation feeshttp://www.californialifeline.com/7/6/2022< CPUC formatting update