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Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

Overview

The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program is a $3 billion program directed to tribal governments to be used for broadband deployment on tribal lands, as well as for telehealth, distance learning, broadband affordability, and digital inclusion. 

The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program is continuing to make the final awards from the first funding round and has opened an additional application period with approximately $1 billion available for eligible Tribal applicants.

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Round Two Notice of Funding Opportunity

Find sample budget materials, application guidance, webinar schedules and other materials to help strengthen your TBCP Round Two application as they become available.

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Grantee Technical Assistance

Find information, technical assistance, and documentation to help manage your award.

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Round One Award Recipients

See all of the announced award recipients, the award totals, and locations for this grant program.

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Round One Awardee & Applicant Resource Archive

Need documents from past stages of the program? Visit the program archive for past FAQs, program documentation, and assistance sessions.

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Press Releases

Keep up with all of the latest news and updates for this program. Visit the Press Release page.

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Blog

Want to know what else has been happening with this program? Visit the program blog for more information, case studies, and other updates.

Environmental Assessment for Airraq Network - Phases 1 and 2

Comments, suggestions, and questions on the Proposed Project will be received from January 23, 2024, to February 25, 2024, and can be emailed to NEPAComments@ntia.gov, or mailed to Attn: Amanda Pereira, Environmental Program Officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4878, Washington, DC 20230.

Environmental Assessment for CellularOne Many Farms West Telecommunication Tower

Comments, suggestions, and questions on the Proposed Project will be received from December 6, 2023, to January 5, 2024, and can be emailed to NEPAComments@ntia.gov, or mailed to Attn: Amanda Pereira, Environmental Program Officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4878, Washington, DC 20230.

Environmental Assessment for Tower Jedeezah Low Mountain South

Comments, suggestions, and questions on the Proposed Project will be received from November 30 to December 29, 2023, and can be emailed to NEPAComments@ntia.gov, or mailed to Attn:  Amanda Pereira, Environmental Program Officer, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW, Room 4878, Washington, DC 20230.

ConnectingUS: Federal programs boost budget for high-speed Internet service

By Margaret Harding McGill, NTIA

Robyn Johnson found out the hard way just how little her Internet bandwidth could carry when COVID-19 struck.

Her bandwidth hit its limit when her high school and elementary school-aged children tried to attend classes online while she instructed classes of her own as a fourth-grade teacher at the Eagle Butte, South Dakota elementary school on the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe reservation.

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