The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) will make up to $980,000,000 available as grants under the Federal Tribal Connectivity Program for Tribal Governments and organizations, and other eligible entities, to expand access to and adoption of: (i) broadband service on Tribal Land; or (ii) for programs that promote the use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NTIA expects to make awards under this program within the following funding ranges:
Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Projects include deployment of new broadband infrastructure, replacement of antiquated infrastructure, or extension of existing infrastructure such as cable, fiber, wireless, fixed wireless, and satellite. However, if an applicant is not at the stage where it can submit a broadband construction project proposal, NTIA will accept proposals to conduct planning, engineering, feasibility, or sustainability studies as part of the necessary steps to develop a technological solution for broadband deployment.
Broadband Use and Adoption Projects must have at least one of the following purposes:
DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted not later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) on September 1, 2021.
For more information contact Sara Dutschke.