Broadband Grant Programs and Webinar Series
The National Telecommunication and Information Administration's (NTIA) BroadbandUSA program will host a series of webinars starting this week on new broadband infrastructure grant programs.
Local governments may be eligible to partner on these grant awards. In advance of the release of Notice of Funding Opportunities, NTIA will host a webinar series to provide more details about these programs and which projects are eligible for funding.
Funding includes a $300 million Broadband Infrastructure Deployment Grant program directed to partnerships between a states and municipalities with a fixed broadband services to support broadband infrastructure deployment to areas where broadband is lacking. It also includes a $285 million Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Tribal Colleges and Universities, and Minority-Serving Institutions for the purchase of broadband internet access service, equipment, as well as hiring and training of information technology personnel.