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Funding by Topic: Broadband

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grants Inactive
Grants to improve broadband communications services in underserved areas of Wisconsin.
Geographic coverage: Wisconsin
Application Deadline: Mar 17, 2022
Sponsor: Public Service Commission of Wisconsin
Rural eConnectivity Broadband Loan and Grant Program (ReConnect) Inactive
Loans, grants, and loan/grant combinations to expand broadband service to rural areas without sufficient broadband access.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Mar 9, 2022
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Inactive
Grants to promote the planning and development of integrated rural healthcare networks in order to achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential healthcare services; and strengthen the rural healthcare system as a whole.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Jan 28, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Colorado Broadband Fund Inactive
Grants to deploy broadband service in unserved areas of Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Application Deadline: Jan 15, 2022
Sponsor: Colorado Governor's Office of Information Technology
Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program Inactive
Funding for broadband infrastructure projects that address the increased need for internet connectivity in unserved and underserved areas in Iowa. Provides American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds to address the health and economic impacts of COVID-19 and support recovery efforts.
Geographic coverage: Iowa
Application Deadline: Nov 22, 2021
Sponsor: State of Iowa Office of the Chief Information Officer
Grants and Technical Assistance for Coal Communities Applying for Federal Funding Inactive
Funding and technical assistance to help coal communities submit competitive federal applications for community-led transition projects. Priority will be given to projects that are led by and serve low-income and Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities most impacted by the transition.
Geographic coverage: Available in 16 states
Application Deadline: Nov 15, 2021
Sponsor: Just Transition Fund
Alabama Appalachian Regional Commission Grant Program Inactive
Grants designed to create opportunities for economic development and improved quality of life in Appalachian Alabama. Project goals include economic opportunities, critical infrastructure, leadership/community capacity, natural/cultural assets, and workforce (including healthcare initiatives).
Geographic coverage: Counties in Appalachian Alabama.
Application Deadline: Oct 15, 2021
Sponsors: Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Appalachian Regional Commission
FY 2021 American Rescue Plan Act Indigenous Communities Notice of Funding Opportunity Inactive
Funding for Indigenous communities as they respond to, and recover from, the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, including long-term recovery and resilience to future economic disasters. A broad spectrum of projects will be funded, including infrastructure projects such as broadband, energy, roads, water and wastewater infrastructure; vocational and higher education facilities; and community health facilities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2021
Sponsors: Economic Development Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce
Indiana Next Level Connections Broadband Program Inactive
Grants for broadband infrastructure to provide service to unserved end users, including households, businesses, and community anchor institutions in Indiana. Projects that include providing 1 gig connections to schools and/or rural health facilities will receive priority consideration.
Geographic coverage: Indiana
Letter of Intent (Required): Sep 17, 2021
Application Deadline: Dec 27, 2021
Sponsor: Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Inactive
Grant to Indian tribes and tribal organizations for broadband infrastructure projects and programs that promote the adoption and use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 1, 2021
Sponsor: National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce