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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.

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
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
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
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
Washington Broadband Planning Feasibility Study Grants Inactive
Grants for strategic planning activities to facilitate the deployment of broadband service in unserved areas of Washington State.
Geographic coverage: Washington
Application Deadline: Jun 1, 2020
Sponsor: State of Washington Department of Commerce
Rural Broadband Loans, Loan/Grant Combinations, and Loan Guarantees Inactive
Loans and loan guarantees to provide funds for the construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 30, 2019
Sponsors: U.S. Department of Agriculture, USDA Rural Utilities Service