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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.

California MAT Access Points Project: Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act Telehealth Expansion Project Inactive
Grants to develop, enhance, and/or expand telehealth infrastructure to address the needs of individuals with substance use disorder and/or mental health disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Geographic coverage: California
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2021
Sponsors: California Department of Health Care Services, The Center at Sierra Health Foundation
Maine Community Broadband Grant Program Inactive
Grants for projects designed to increase access to high speed internet service in Maine. Funds may also be used to provide skills and knowledge to use the technology effectively.
Geographic coverage: Maine
Application Deadline: Aug 1, 2021
Sponsor: Maine Community Foundation
Kansas Digital Equity and Inclusion Collaborative Initiative Inactive
Grants to organizations in Kansas to engage collaborative partners to plan, implement, and advocate for greater digital access, literacy, and broadband adoption in low-income communities of color, rural, and other under-resourced areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Kansas
Application Deadline: Jun 4, 2021
Sponsor: Kansas Health Foundation
COVID-19 Telehealth Program Inactive
Support for eligible healthcare providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 6, 2021
Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission
Community Connect Broadband Grant Program Inactive
Grants for communities without broadband access to provide residential and business broadband service and connect facilities such as police and fire stations, healthcare, libraries, and schools.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Application Deadline: Dec 23, 2020
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Development, USDA Rural Utilities Service
Connected Care Pilot Program Inactive
Funding for nonprofit and public healthcare providers to cover 85% of the eligible costs of broadband connectivity, certain network equipment, and information services necessary to provide connected care services to a patient population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company
Appalachian Ohio African American Community Fund Inactive
Grants for Black-led nonprofit and public organizations in Appalachian Ohio that have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
Geographic coverage: 32 counties served by the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Application Deadline: Nov 9, 2020
Sponsor: Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
Rural Digital Opportunity Fund: Auction 904 Inactive
The Rural Digital Opportunity Fund is designed to bring high speed fixed broadband service to rural homes and small businesses that lack access.The first phase of the FCC reverse auction will target over six million homes and businesses in census blocks that are entirely unserved by voice and broadband with download speeds of at least 25 Mbps.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Oct 29, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission
2.5 GHz Band Rural Tribal Window Inactive
Opportunity for federally recognized tribes in eligible rural areas to apply for a portion of the 2.5 GHz band, which is suitable for mobile and broadband coverage.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 2, 2020
Sponsor: Federal Communications Commission
Arkansas Rural Connect Broadband Grant Initiative Inactive
Grants to expand broadband in rural Arkansas communities. The expected results of the program are increased educational, healthcare, and economic opportunities that lead to enhanced service access and quality of life.
Geographic coverage: Arkansas
Application Deadline: Aug 15, 2020
Sponsors: Arkansas Economic Development Commission, Arkansas State Broadband Office