Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP)

The summary for the Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) 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 FederalGrants.com 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 Public Telecommunications Facilities Program, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP): The Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) assists, through matching grants, in the planning and construction of public telecommunications facilities in order to: (1) extend delivery of services to as many citizens as possible by the most cost-effective means, including the use of broadcast and non-broadcast technologies. (2) increase public telecommunications services and facilities available to, operated by, and controlled by minorities and women; (3) strengthen the capability of existing public TV and radio stations to provide public telecommunications services to the public.
Federal Grant Title: Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP)
Federal Agency Name: Public Telecommunications Facilities Program
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DOC-GRANTS-121305-001
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 11.550
CFDA Descriptions: Public Telecommunications Facilities_Planning and Construction
Current Application Deadline: No deadline provided
Original Application Deadline: Feb 07, 2006 Completed applications must be recei
Posted Date: Dec 13, 2005
Creation Date: Dec 13, 2005
Archive Date: Feb 08, 2006
Total Program Funding: $20,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 100
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Category Explanation
The Public Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP) assists, through matching grants, in the planning and construction of telecommunications facilities.
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 Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
To apply for and receive a PTFP Construction or Planning Grant, an applicant must be: (a) a public or noncommercial educational broadcast station; (b) a noncommercial telecommunications entity; (c) a system of public telecommunications entities; (d) a nonprofit foundation, corporation, institution, or association organized primarily for educational or cultural purposes; or (e) a state, local or Indian tribal government (or agencies thereof), or a political or special purpose subdivision of a state. Individuals are NOT eligible.
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
Dyer, Larry, Program Officer, Phone (202) 482-1762, Fax (202) 482-2156, Email ldyer@ntia.doc.gov ldyer@ntia.doc.gov Dyer, Larry
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