Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Applications Due

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Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Applications Due

September 1, 2021

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The deadline for Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) applications closes today, September 1st, at 11:59:59 PM Pacific Time. If you have a grant pending in the grants.gov system, remember to submit your application before the deadline.

Information including the Notice of Funding Opportunity, Frequently Asked Questions and previously recorded webinars can be found here: broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/tribal-nations.

Additionally, on August 18, NAFOA hosted an overview and technical assistance webinar with the Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration's (NTIA) on TBCP. Watch a recording of the webinar and download the slide deck to review the information.

The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program provides new federal funding for grants to eligible entities to expand access to and adoption of: (i) broadband service on Tribal Lands; or (ii) programs that promote the use of broadband to access remote learning, telework, or telehealth resources during the COVID–19 pandemic. Grant funds available under this program may be used for: Broadband infrastructure deployment projects, including support for the establishment of carrier-neutral submarine cable landing stations, middle-mile and last-mile networks, and interconnection. Projects may deploy new broadband infrastructure, replace antiquated infrastructure, or upgrade or extend existing infrastructure. Priority will be given for networks that will serve currently unserved households.
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; telehealth; digital inclusion efforts; and broadband adoption activities.To apply before the deadline closes, visit the grant application website.

Resources: TBCP Application TBCP Information Page NTIA's BroadbandUSA website 8/18 NAFOA and NTIA Webinar Recording 8/18 NAFOA and NTIA Webinar Slides

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