Earlier this year, NTIA received 510 funding applications totaling $7.5 billion against a program budget of $1.3 billion. Programs involved were Tribal Broadband Connectivity and Broadband Infrastructure. These applicants are highly praised for taking this critical step to close the digital divide in their communities. Given this strong demand however, these service providers should also consider and apply for State, County and local American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding opportunities expected to be reach nearly $20 billion in the next few years. Learn more by signing up for your personal funding consult.