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Tribal Nations

NTIA is committed to increasing broadband Internet access across America, particularly in unserved and underserved communities. BroadbandUSA and NTIA serve federally recognized tribal governments and Hawaiian home lands that seek to expand broadband connectivity and promote digital inclusion through solution-neutral guides and resources, group technical assistance, interagency coordination, and administration of grant programs.

Latest Resources

DE Tribal Consultation Transcript (October 19, 2023) 12-12-2023 

DE Tribal Consultation Transcript (October 17, 2023) 12-12-2023 

DE Tribal Consultation Recording (October 19, 2023) 12-12-2023

DE Tribal Consultation Recording (October 17, 2023) 12-12-2023

Dear Tribal Leader for Digital Equity Act Program Consultations on October 17 and 19, 2023 12-12-2023


Resource Categories

Tribal Consultations

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Awards

Webinar Recordings

State Engagement

Mapping Resources

Additional Resources



Tribal Consultations

In order to ensure the TBCP is as effective as possible, NTIA is holding virtual government-to-government Tribal Consultation sessions in 2021 and 2022 requesting Tribal Leader input on the implementation of the program and grants. Session agendas are structured based on topics including eligibility, equitable distribution, historic preservation and environmental assessment, unserved areas, reporting requirements, and tribal lands.




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Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP)

The CAA appropriated $1 billion for the TBCP.  IIJA, which Congress passed with bipartisan support, subsequently appropriated an additional $2 billion in new funding for TBCP, bringing the total amount of funding for the TBCP to $3 billion.5  Of this $3 billion total, and consistent with the CAA and IIJA, NTIA has already approved the use of approximately $2 billion to award applications submitted pursuant to the first TBCP NOFO, released on June 3, 2021. 

This second NOFO describes how NTIA will administer the remaining TBCP funds. Grant funds will be made available under this NOFO to eligible Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian entities for broadband deployment on Tribal Lands, digital inclusion efforts (which may include digital equity planning and workforce development), telehealth, and distance learning.

For information about awards made and available resources, visit the TBCP program page

TBCP Webinar Recordings:

NTIA hosted a series of webinars from April through August 2021 in connection with the three new broadband grant programs authorized and funded by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, including the TBCP. Please visit BroadbandUSA's Events page in order to register for upcoming webinars.

Recordings, transcripts and presentations from Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program webinars:

TBCP Post-Award Reporting Walkthrough Recordings:

TBCP Post-Award Training: Reporting for Planning, Feasibility, and Sustainability Studies Projects:

TBCP Post-Award Training: Reporting for Use and Adoption Projects:

TBCP Post-Award Training: Reporting for Infrastructure Deployment Projects: 

Additional Webinars:

NTIA continues to hold webinars around topics beyond the TBCP but relevant to tribal governments:

State Engagement

The Tribal Broadband Leaders Network (TBLN) will allow NTIA to receive ongoing feedback on our Tribal grant program, while connecting Tribal leaders across the country to share priorities and best practices, discuss emerging telecommunications policy issues, and identify engagement strategies with state broadband leaders. This forum for Tribal leaders will be essential to improving communication time between Tribes, states, and the federal government.  

The TBLN will host monthly meetings with Tribal leaders and those authorized to speak on their behalf. Invitations to join the network were sent to Tribal leaders across the country.

For more information, contact Matt Rogotzke,

Mapping Resources

NTIA Resources

BroadbandUSA's Broadband Data and Analytics (Data and Mapping) page provides access to the National Broadband Availability Map (NBAM) and includes data, web maps, and applications covering grant awards from the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).


Additional Resources

TBCP Sec 106 NHPA Notification:

The FCC and NTIA are currently collaborating on a plan to continue NTIA's access to the FCC's Tower Construction Notification System (TCNS) to meet its Section 106 responsibilities for the new NTIA grant programs. In anticipation of the upcoming project award notifications in the coming months, Tribes are encouraged to have their Tribal Historic Preservation Officers (THPO) review, and, where necessary, update their TCNS contact information and areas of interest by November 30, 2021.

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Tribal Broadband Planning Toolkit

BroadbandUSA’s Tribal Broadband Planning Toolkit provides guidance and resources to design, implement, and execute a broadband plan in tribal communities. Designed for interactive use, the toolkit walks users through seven basic, common elements that serve as the building blocks of a tribal broadband plan, each with a dedicated worksheet and a tab in an accompanying, downloadable Excel-based template.


Tribal Broadband Connectivity Team Contact Information

Please send general inquiries to

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TBCP contact