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National Tribal Broadband Grant

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 15.032
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Jun 15, 2020

James R. West


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

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
Amount of funding

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

Application process

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Tagged as
American Indian or Alaska Native · Broadband · Capital funding · Infrastructure · Planning and strategy methods and resources

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