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BroadbandUSA: Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects

May 25, 2017  |  National Telecommunications and Information Administration
The National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) BroadbandUSA initiative presents this guide to key federal programs that offer funding for broadband-related projects. NTIA intends this guide to answer questions from communities on how to access federal funding to support broadband planning, public access, digital literacy, adoption, and deployment.

Funding for broadband projects, including deployment, public access, adoption, and planning initiatives, is available through a number of agencies across the federal government. When reviewing the funding sources in this guide, readers should pay close attention to the following:
  • The purpose of each program
  • Potential restrictions on funding
  • Rules for eligibility
As this guide only provides an overview of funding sources as of the time of publication, communities should also examine the agency websites and review the most recent funding announcements to determine if a funding opportunity matches their needs.

NTIA’s BroadbandUSA initiative is dedicated to helping communities achieve their broadband missions. NTIA will assist communities in working with the agencies to determine if funding is available.

If you have additional questions about the information contained in this guide, please contact us at broadbandusa@ntia.doc.gov or (202) 482-2048.