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National Tribal Broadband Grant

 
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 15.032
Sponsor
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Deadlines
May 8, 2020
Contact

James R. West
202.595.4766
jamesr.west@bia.gov

Purpose

The National Tribal Broadband Grant provides funding for Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for high-speed internet deployment or expansion in Tribal communities.

Funding may be used for:

  • Assessment of current broadband services, if any, that are available to an applicant's community
  • Engineering assessment of new or expanded broadband services
  • Estimate of the cost of building or expanding a broadband network
  • Determination of the transmission medium(s) that will be employed
  • Identification of potential funding and/or financing for the network
  • Consideration of financial and practical risks associated with developing a broadband network
Eligibility

Eligible applicants include any Indian Tribe, band, nation, or other organized group or community, including any Alaska Native village or regional or village corporation as defined in or established pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act.

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Award floor: $40,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 25-30

Application process

Download the Application for Federal Assistance SF-424 and Project Narrative Attachment form from grants.gov. Email completed applications and required attachments in a single email to IEEDBroadbandGrants@bia.gov, Attention: Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe, Certified Grant Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

Tagged as
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians · Broadband · Capital funding · Infrastructure · Planning and strategy methods and resources



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