Broadband Technical Assistance

The summary for the Broadband Technical Assistance grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Rural Utilities Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Broadband Technical Assistance: The Rural Utilities Service (RUS or the Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the acceptance of applications for Broadband Technical Assistance (BTA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Broadband Technical Assistance provides competitive cooperative agreement funding to eligible entities to receive or deliver broadband technical assistance and training that promotes the expansion of broadband into rural areas. Examples of broadband technical assistance projects may include conducting feasibility studies, completing network designs, and developing broadband financial assistance applications. The Agency encourages applicants to consider projects that will advance the following key priorities. Assisting rural communities recover economically through more and better market opportunities and through improved infrastructure; Ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to RD programs and benefits from RD funded projects; and Reducing climate pollution and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities. In addition, the Agency encourages applicants to work with the Rural Partners Network. The Rural Partners Network is an all-of-government program that demonstrates to rural America that the federal government can work differently to serve their unique needs in a way this is community-centered and locally-driven. RPN is a recognition by the Biden Administration that it is time to do more for rural communities. Applicants to this funding opportunity are encouraged to include RPN Community Networks in their proposals by identifying Community Networks as collaborative partners or recipients of service. Please visit Community Networks for more information on locations of the 36 RPN Community Networks spanning ten states and Puerto Rico. To access specific contact information for prospective network participants to determine fit, please contact [email protected] All applicants should carefully review and prepare their applications according to instructions in the BTA Application Guide and program resources. This Application Guide and program resources can be found on the BTA website at: Additionally, program requirements can be found in the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) available in the Federal Register at:
Federal Grant Title: Broadband Technical Assistance
Federal Agency Name: Rural Utilities Service (USDA-RUS)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RUS-BTA-2023
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 10.752
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: June 20th, 2023
Original Application Deadline: June 20th, 2023
Posted Date: April 19th, 2023
Creation Date: April 19th, 2023
Archive Date: July 20th, 2023
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 25
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: April 19th, 2023
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
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