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ARCHIVED – BIL Provision: Broadband Equity, Access, And Deployment Program

Open Date:

TBD

Close Date:

Available until expended

Eligible Recipients:

  • State Government

Program Purpose:

Other Infrastructure, Telecommunications / Broadband

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Upcoming Milestones:

NTIA’s pre-NOFO technical assistance webinars are designed to help prospective applicants understand NTIA’s IIJA broadband grant programs and to assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications. This webinar will focus on enabling conditions.

We will have additional technical assistance webinars from March-May 2022. Please visit the upcoming events section on our BroadbandUSA website to learn more about these webinars, planned for the following dates:

Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET

  • The focus of this session will be Digital Equity & Inclusion

Wednesday, May 11, 2022, from 2:30-4:00 p.m. ET

  • The focus of this session will be Managing Costs and Supply Chains

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce

Overview

Appropriates $42.45 billion for states, territories, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico to use for broadband planning, deployment, and adoption projects. Each state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico will receive an allocation of at least $100 million and the United States Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will each receive $25 million. Each state will receive initial funding of $5 million and each territory will receive initial funding of $1.25 million to support broadband planning efforts including building capacity in state broadband offices and outreach and coordination with local communities. Leveraging those initial planning funds each state and territory will submit a 5-year action plan, which shall be informed by collaboration with local and regional entities. The remaining funding will be distributed based on a formula that considers the number of unserved and high-cost locations in the state, based on the maps to be published by the Federal Communications Commission in 2022. The first priority for deployment is for providing broadband to projects that primarily reach unserved locations (those below 25/3 Mbps), followed by those that primarily reach underserved locations (those below 100/20 Mbps), and then serving community anchor institutions (1/1 Gbps).

Eligible uses include planning (e.g., broadband data collection and mapping); broadband infrastructure deployment (e.g., construction), to promote broadband adoption, including through the provision of affordable internet-connected devices; to provide Wi-Fi or reduced-cost internet access to multi-family housing units; and for other uses that the National Telecommunications and Information Administration determines are necessary to facilitate the goals of the program.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$42,450,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
TBD
Estimated Awards:
TBD

Applicant Guidance

TBD

Contact Information

TBD

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