BROADBAND RELATED FUNDING
The nation is seeing an unprecedented level of state and federal investment and grant opportunities for broadband infrastructure and related technologies.
Connected Nation’s staff is focused on closing the Digital Divide in America and, as part of that mission, the national nonprofit is providing guidance on funding opportunities and effective broadband strategies for local, state, and federal leaders.
Below is a list of current and expected broadband-related funding programs. The total listed above does not include the $350 billion that Congress appropriated as part of the American Rescue Plan Act to create the Coronavirus State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund—a portion of which is being used by some state and local governments to expand broadband access.
This list is changing weekly and sometimes daily so please check back regularly.
Connected Nation can help your organization develop a plan of action for tapping into these critical funds by leveraging our programs and two decades of experience in the broadband space. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: the following items are not yet added to the funding total at the top of this webpage
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