Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

The NTIA Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program provides $285 million in total to eligible recipients in anchor communities for the purchase of broadband internet access service or any eligible equipment, or to hire and train information technology personnel. Funds can be used for devices, service, adoption/digital literacy and hiring/training technology personnel (not infrastructure). It is…

Community Connect Grants

Community Connect Grants

Community Connect Grants offers funding to eligible applicants that will construct broadband networks that provide service on a community-oriented connectivity basis in rural areas. Specifically, funds will be used for the construction, acquisition, or leasing of facilities, spectrum, land or buildings used to deploy broadband service for residential and business, and essential community facilities (such…

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program – NTIA

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program – NTIA

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant program provides $1 billion to expand broadband adoption and deployment on tribal lands, as well as to support distance learning, remote work, and telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is open to tribal governments, tribal organizations, tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on behalf of the…

ReConnect Program

ReConnect Program

The ReConnect Program offers unique federal financing and funding options in the form of loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in areas of rural America that don’t currently have sufficient access to broadband, defined by the law as 10 Mbps (megabits per second) downstream and 1 Mbps upstream. This program will generate…

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees

This program offers financial assistance to eligible broadband providers that will construct, improve, or expand telecommunication and broadband networks in rural areas. There are three types of available loans: Cost-of-Money loans are direct loans from USDA Rural Utilities Service; Loan Guarantees through the Federal Financing Bank (FFB); Hardship loans from the USDA Rural Utilities Service….