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Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 11.033
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
Sep 30, 2022

The National Telecommunications and Information Administration will provide funding for the construction, improvement, and/or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure with the goal of expanding and extending infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting areas that are unserved or underserved to the internet.

Eligible uses of funds include:

  • Construction, improvement, and/or acquisition of facilities and equipment
  • Engineering design, permitting and work related to project reviews
  • Personnel costs, including salaries and benefits for staff and consultants
  • Other costs necessary to programmatic activities

Eligible applicants include:

  • State governments
  • Political subdivisions of states
  • Tribal governments
  • Technology companies
  • Electric utilities
  • Utility cooperatives
  • Public utility districts
  • Telecommunications companies
  • Telecommunications cooperatives
  • Nonprofit foundations
  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Nonprofit institutions
  • Nonprofit associations
  • Regional planning councils
  • Native entities
  • Economic development authorities
  • Partnerships of two or more entities described above
Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Expected award range: $5,000,000 - $100,000,000
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated total program funding: $980,000,000

Application process
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Organizations (1)

  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration, view details

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.