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BIL Provision: Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

Open Date:

TBD

Close Date:

Available until expended

Upcoming Milestones:

TBD

Eligible Recipients:

  • Native/Tribal Entity

Program Purpose:

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

Reserved for Energy
Communities?

No

Funded by:

U.S. Department of Commerce

Overview

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.

Funding Details

Funding Source:
Funding Type:
Grant – no match
Total Amount Available:
$2,000,000,000
Limit per Applicant:
TBD
Estimated Awards:
TBD

Applicant Guidance

Contact Information

TBD

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