National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG)

The summary for the National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) 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 Bureau of Indian Affairs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG): IN ORDER TO APPLY FOR THIS GRANT, YOU MUST GO TO THE RELATED DOCUMENTS TAB TO RETRIEVE THE FULL ANNOUNCEMENT PACKAGE: BIA-NTBG-2022-OIED FULL ANNOUNCEMENT. PLEASE READ IT CAREFULLY AS IT DESCRIBES INFORMATION HOW YOU SHOULD APPLY. The Office of Indian Economic Development (OIED) is soliciting proposals from federally recognized Indian Tribes listed as Indian Entities Recognized by and Eligible to Receive Services from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs at 87 FR 4636 (January 28, 2022) for NTBG grants. Indian Tribes are referred to using the term “Tribe” throughout this notice. The grant funding is to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through DSL, cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and BPL. NTBG grants may be used to fund an assessment of the current broadband services, if any, that are available to an applicant's community; an engineering assessment of new or expanded broadband services; an estimate of the cost of building or expanding a broadband network; a determination of the transmission medium(s) that will be employed; identification of potential funding and/or financing for the network; and consideration of financial and practical risks associated with developing a broadband network. The purpose of the NTBG is to improve the quality of life, spur economic development and commercial activity, create opportunities for self-employment, enhance educational resources and remote learning opportunities, and meet emergency and law enforcement needs by bringing broadband services to Native American communities that lack them. Feasibility studies funded through NTBG will assist Tribes to make informed decisions regarding deployment or expansion of broadband in their communities. The funding periods and amounts referenced in this solicitation are subject to the availability of funds at the time of award, as well as the Department of the Interior (DOI) and Indian Affairs priorities at the time of the award. Neither DOI nor Indian Affairs will be held responsible for proposal or application preparation costs. Publication of this solicitation does not obligate DOI or Indian Affairs to award any specific grant or to obligate all or any part of available funds. Future funding is subject to the availability of Congressional appropriations and cannot be guaranteed. DOI or Indian Affairs may cancel or withdraw this solicitation at any time.
Federal Grant Title: National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG)
Federal Agency Name: Bureau of Indian Affairs (DOI-BIA)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: BIA-NTBG-2022-OIED
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.032
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: November 17th, 2022
Original Application Deadline: November 17th, 2022
Posted Date: August 17th, 2022
Creation Date: August 17th, 2022
Archive Date: February 25th, 2023
Total Program Funding: $2,700,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $175,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Last Updated: October 25th, 2022
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Grant Announcement Contact
Jo Metcalfe
[email protected]
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