BroadbandUSA and U.S. Department of Commerce - National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
07/12/22 11:59 PM EDT
Grants and cooperative agreements to USA and territories agencies, Indian Tribes, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations for programs to increase access to high speed internet. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended to support a digital equity planning grant after which the applicant will be eligible for an implementation grant.
The subject of this NOFO—the $60 million State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program—is part of the Digital Equity Act’s larger State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program, the purpose of which is to promote the achievement of digital equity, support digital inclusion activities, and build capacity for efforts by States relating to the adoption of broadband by residents of those States. By creating their own State Digital Equity Plans, States can, among other things, identify barriers to digital equity and outline specific measures aimed at addressing those barriers. States that develop State Digital Equity Plans will then be able to apply for funds from the State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program to implement those plans. Within one year of the date on which a State is awarded State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program funds, that State must develop a State Digital Equity Plan that includes elements outlined in the statute and herein, solicit and respond to public comments on the draft plan, and finalize that plan. Each State’s State Digital Equity Plan will be a key component of any application the State may later submit seeking a State Digital Equity Capacity Grant.
Eligible use of funds can be found at https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/sites/default/files/2022-05/DE%20PLANNING%20GRANT%20NOFO.pdf#page=19.
GrantWatch ID#: 203354
Tentative Award Allocation Amounts per state can be found on page 13 of the NOFO. See Supporting Documents, below.
The award period for the State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program is one year, beginning on the date on which the grantee is awarded the grant funds.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
For U.S. territories (other than Puerto Rico) and for Indian Tribes, Alaska Native entities, and Native Hawaiian organizations, Letters of Intent must be submitted (1) electronically through the NTIA application portal https://grants.ntia.gov/, (2) by email (email@example.com), or (3) by mail or courier.
Please direct programmatic inquiries to:
Angela Thi Bennett
Director of Digital Equity
Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20230
Phone: (202) 482-2048
Please direct grant management inquiries to:
NIST Grants Officer
Grants Management Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Boulder, CO 80305
Phone: (303) 497-3444
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