BroadbandUSA grants roundup

Some info may be new; some may be a reminder. Either way I thought folks might enjoy it…

Welcome to the BroadbandUSA Grants Roundup!

In this update, NTIA is providing you all the latest news about our three new grant programs – the Broadband Infrastructure Program, the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP), and the Connecting Minority Communities (CMC) Pilot Program – all in one place. Stay tuned for information regarding Notice of Funding Opportunities (NOFOs), future rounds of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), upcoming grant program webinars, and more.

Broadband Infrastructure Program

Available Soon: Session 4 Webinar Presentation, Transcripts, and Recordings

Thank you to all who were able to join us for our recent Broadband Infrastructure Program Session 4a and 4b webinars. Were you unable to attend? Or maybe you want to go back and review the information presented? The presentations, transcripts, and webinar recordings will be available on these webpages by Thursday, July 22:

Session 4a – Held July 14, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 4b – Held July 15, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Register Today for Upcoming Webinars

Join NTIA staff for our upcoming Broadband Infrastructure Program webinars! These sessions will build upon the previous month’s presentations, helping prospective applicants further understand the grant programs and assisting applicants to prepare high quality grant applications. Learn more and register today:

Session 5a – August 4, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 5b – August 5, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

New Set of FAQs

NTIA has recently published its third set of FAQs regarding the Broadband Infrastructure Program. This document offers a deeper dive into some of the most commonly asked questions we have been receiving from prospective applicants regarding eligibility, other broadband funding programs and eligible service areas, application requirements/process, and post awards requirements. Subsequent FAQ sets will be published periodically throughout the application window. See the new set of FAQs below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 06-23-2021

ICYMI: Broadband Infrastructure Program Resources

In case you missed it, below are some helpful resources related to the Broadband Infrastructure Program:

Broadband Infrastructure Program Webpage

Official Broadband Infrastructure Program NOFO

FAQs – Round One

FAQs – Round Two

Grants.gov Link to Opportunity

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

New Set of FAQs

NTIA has recently published its second set of FAQs regarding the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. This document offers a deeper dive into some of the most commonly asked questions we have been receiving from prospective applicants regarding eligibility, other broadband funding programs and eligible service areas, application requirements/process, and post awards requirements. Subsequent FAQ sets will be published periodically throughout the application window. See the new set of FAQs below:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 07-13-2021

Register Today for Upcoming Webinars

Join NTIA staff for our upcoming Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program webinars! These sessions will build up on the previous month’s presentations, helping prospective applicants further understand the grant programs and assisting applicants to prepare high quality grant applications. Learn more and register today:

Session 4a – July 21, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 4b – July 22, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 5a – August 11, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 5b – August 12, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 6a – August 23, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 6b – August 24, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

ICYMI: Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Resources

In case you missed it, below are some helpful resources related to the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program:

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Webpage

Dear Tribal Letter (June 2021)

Official Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program NOFO

FAQs – Round One

Grants.gov Link to Opportunity

Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

Register Today for Upcoming Webinars

Join NTIA staff for our upcoming Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program webinars! These sessions will help prospective applicants further understand the grant programs and assist applicants to prepare high quality grant applications. Learn more and register today:

Session 4a – July 28, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 4b – July 29, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 5a – August 18, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 5b – August 19, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 6a – September 22, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 6b – September 23, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 7a – October 20, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

Session 7b – October 21, 2021 at 2:30pm ET

ICYMI: Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program Resources

In case you missed it, below are some helpful resources related to the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program:

Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program Webpage

June 15, 2021 Press Release Announcing the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program and Final Rule

Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program Final Rule (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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