Here is where you can find details on all different types of public broadband funding opportunities across the United States. We provide information on both federal funding programs and state level programs. Broadband funding can come in many different forms: there are infrastructure grants, planning grants, last/middle mile grants, and many more. Calix keeps track of all these programs and presents them in an easy to follow fashion.
With BEAD Funding around the corner, $42.45 billion will be distributed amongst the states to expand internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment, and adoption. Each state is expected to receive $100 Million at the very least and will distribute these funds through their individual programs they have established. Using the map below, you can keep track of all the active funding programs in each state, and which ones to look out for in the future. In the meantime, states are continuing to use ARPA money to fund these programs.
“The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, provides $42.45 billion to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment, and adoption programs in all 50 states and territories.” –BEAD Website.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offers several loan and grant opportunities for telecommunications providers to fund the construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. The USDA has invested billions of dollars in rural telecommunications infrastructure over the past several decades.
As part of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), $350 billion was allocated to state, local, and tribal governments to help fund various improvements in their respective states as part of their response to and recovery from COVID-19. Many states have used part of their allocation to create broadband funding programs to help improve internet connectivity across their states.
“The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program is a $980 million program directed to tribal governments to be used for broadband deployment on tribal lands, as well as for telehealth, distance learning, broadband affordability, and digital inclusion.” – Straight from the NTIA Website.
We also post funding alerts for all active programs to ensure everyone is aware of the funding opportunities within their regions. Our goal is to make all this information easily accessible and help broadband providers receive as much funding as possible. We are successful if you are successful!
Do Not Miss Massachusetts’ Gap Networks Grant Program... READ MORE
The application window for Wisconsin’s CPF Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program is now open! The application deadline is on November 7, 2023, at 1:30 PM C.T. ... READ MORE
Calix is actively engaged with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) to align with its forthcoming Build America Buy America (BABA) guidance relevant to the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. ... READ MORE
The application window for the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) FY2024 opens on September 21 and will close on December 19, 2023. The public comment period on the drafted guidelines will close on September 1, 2023. ... READ MORE
The application window for Florida’s CPF Multi-Purpose Facilities Program is now open! The application deadline is on October 5, 2023. ... READ MORE
The Alabama Capital Projects fund will have an open application window from August 14 – October 13, 2023. ... READ MORE
The Last Mile Grant program is established for assistance with capital expenses related to Last Mile broadband deployment in Polk, Hardin, and Wayne counties. ... READ MORE
The California Public Utilities Commission will open its Last Mile Grant Program, a $2 billion grant program focused on building last-mile broadband internet infrastructure for communities without access to internet service at sufficient and reliable speeds.... READ MORE
The Broadband Expansion and Accessibility of Mississippi (BEAM) Capital Project Fund program is providing funding to make broadband connections in critical areas of the state that lack access to high-speed internet.... READ MORE
The Office of the Chief Information Officer has issued Notice of Funding Availability #008 for the Empower Rural Broadband Grant Program making available up to $148,960,000 for broadband expansion in Iowa.... READ MORE
The Public Works Board (PWB) was authorized to establish a competitive construction loan broadband program.... READ MORE
The Next, Next Greatest Thing | Main Street, South Carolina (MAIN ST) – is designed to emulate the extraordinary story of rural electrification and universal telephone deployment.... READ MORE
The Lasting Infrastructure and Network Connectivity Program will be accepting applications May 5 – June 19, 2023. ... READ MORE
The West Virginia Department of Economic Development will open the second round of the Major Broadband Project Strategies (MBPS) Program on March 9, 2023.... READ MORE
The Connect Illinois Round 3 is open and will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.... READ MORE
Do Not Miss the Connect SD Broadband Development Program... READ MORE
Do Not Miss the West Virginia LEAD Round 2 Program... READ MORE
Do Not Miss the Minnesota Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program... READ MORE
Do Not Miss the Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant ... READ MORE
Do Not Miss the Realizing Opportunity with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) Grant Program ... READ MORE
The application deadline for the Washington State Broadband Infrastructure Grants is January 17, 2023. ... READ MORE
The application deadline for The Accelerate Illinois Program is December 16, 2022. ... READ MORE
The application deadline for The Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund (ABAF) is January 3, 2023.... READ MORE
The application deadline for The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Broadband Opportunity Program is December 2, 2022. ... READ MORE
The application deadline for the Connect-New-Mexico-Pilot-Program is December 9, 2022. ... READ MORE
The application deadline for the NTIA Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program is September 30, 2022.... READ MORE
The application deadline for the Missouri Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program is September 29, 2022.... READ MORE
On a rolling basis, Applications for the Wyoming Broadband Development Grant Program are being accepted.... READ MORE
On a rolling basis, Vermont’s $141 million Broadband Construction Grant Program accepts applications to accelerate community broadband deployment across the state... READ MORE
As we move into the second half of 2022, there are a series of action items Broadband Service Providers (BSP) should have on your agenda.... READ MORE
The application deadline for the Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program is August 4, 2022. Eligible applicants include incorporated businesses or partnership, political subdivisions, Indian tribes, Minnesota nonprofits, or Minnesota LLCs for the purpose of expanding broadband access. ... READ MORE
The application window is open for the VATI program and you have until August 25, 2022, to submit your project. Eligible applicants include a unit of VA government (Cities, Counties, etc.) with a private sector ISP as a co-applicant.... READ MORE
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly for the $400 million Illinois Broadband Grant Program. The following are the upcoming 2022 deadlines: June 30, September 30, and December 31. This program promises to expand access to reliable, high-speed internet service statewide. ... READ MORE
The application deadline for the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund is June 28, 2022, with the notice of intent at noon MDT April 29, 2022. This program promises to help expand access to high-speed internet service to unserved (<25/3 Mbps) locations.... READ MORE
The application deadline for the $275 million ConnectMT fund has been extended to noon MDT April 29th, 2022. This program promises to close the digital divide across the state.... READ MORE
I know most broadband providers are now focusing on the many billions of dollars of American Rescue Plan Act broadband deployment funding that State and local governments have begun awarding and will continue to award throughout 2022.... READ MORE
In its fifth and largest RDOF (Rural Digital Opportunity Fund) funding round to date, the FCC announced that it is ready to authorize over $1 billion of funding for 69 broadband service providers serving 518,088 locations in 32 states. ... READ MORE
Beginning January 1, 2022, the next wave of operators is required to start USAC pre-testing. ... READ MORE
Earlier this year, NTIA received 510 funding applications totaling $7.5 billion against a program budget of $1.3 billion. ... READ MORE