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Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 11.029
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Mar 22, 2024

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The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program provides funding for Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian lands for deployment of internet infrastructure, affordability programs, telehealth, and distance learning initiatives.

Funds may be used for:

  1. Broadband infrastructure deployment projects, including the establishment of carrier-neutral submarine cable landing stations
  2. Projects that promote the adoption and use of broadband services, including:
    • Affordable broadband programs, such as providing free or reduced-cost broadband service and preventing disconnection of existing broadband service
    • Distance learning
    • Telehealth
    • Digital inclusion efforts
    • Broadband adoption activities

Eligible applicants include:

  • Tribal governments
  • Tribal colleges and universities
  • Tribal organizations
  • Alaska Native corporations
  • Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on behalf of a Native Hawaiian community, including Native Hawaiian education programs
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award amounts: $1,000,000 - $50,000,000 for broadband infrastructure deployment projects and $100,000 - $2,500,000 for broadband use and adoption projects
Project period: Commitment of funds by 18 months
Estimated number of awards: 200
Estimated total program funding: $980,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement, application instructions, and the online application process are available through and the program website.

Submit completed applications and required attachments by:

Online application:


Mail/courier/delivery service:
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Room 4878
Attn: Douglas Kinkoph, Associate Administrator
Washington, DC 20230

Tagged as
Access · American Indian or Alaska Native · Broadband · Capital funding · Infrastructure · Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander · Telehealth

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