Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program
The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program provides funding to Native American tribes and tribal organizations for the deployment and adoption of broadband service on tribal land and for programs that promote the use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Funds may be used for:
- Broadband infrastructure deployment projects, including the establishment of carrier-neutral submarine cable landing stations
- 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
- Digital inclusion efforts
- Broadband adoption activities
Eligible applicants include:
- Tribal governments
- Tribal Colleges and Universities
- Tribal organizations
- Alaska Native Corporations
- Department of of Hawaiian Home Lands on behalf of the Native Hawaiian Community, including Native Hawaiian Education Programs
Award ceiling: $50,000,000
Award floor: $50,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 400
Estimated total program funding: $980,000,000
To ensure an equitable distribution of funds, $30,000,000 of the total funding will be allocated to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on behalf of the Native Hawaiian Community, and up to $500,000 will be allocated to each of the federally recognized Tribes delineated by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through grants.gov.
For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.