U.S. flag An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

Open Date:


Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:


Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entities

Program Purpose:

  • Economic Development
  • Education and Workforce Development
  • Other Infrastructure
  • Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy



National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce


The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program provides grants for broadband infrastructure deployment; affordable broadband programs; distance learning, telehealth, digital inclusion efforts; and broadband adoption activities. The program was initially authorized by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Division N, Title IX, Section 905, Public Law 116-260, 134 Stat. 1182. The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act provides an additional $2 billion to the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program.

Eligible uses include: planning (e.g., feasibility), broadband infrastructure deployment (e.g., construction), broadband adoption/digital literacy/tech support, digital skills training (e.g., science, technology, engineering, arts and math, Workforce Development), Devices/equipment (e.g., laptops, hotspots), public connectivity/computer access, research and/or evaluation, data and/or mapping, smart communities/cities/regions, telehealth.

Related Resources

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant - no match
Total Amount Available:
Limit per Applicant:
Estimated Awards:

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

1401 Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC 20230

(202) 482-2048

Scroll to Top