BROADBAND State Sub-Grants
Municipal & Cooperative-owned ISPs will be eligible to apply for these State grants, though will not be prioritized over other private ISPs. These funds are intended to directly support broadband service expansion into unserved, underserved areas and anchor institutions.
Middle-Mile Infrastructure Grants
Municipals, Cooperatives, & Regulated utilities are eligible to apply for the $1 billion for fiscal years 2022- 2026 in middle-mile infrastructure funding to support cost-effective ISP last-mile deployments.
GRID RESILIENCY & SMART GRID GRANTS
For electric utilities investing in demand flexibility, advanced transmission technologies, weather and disaster mitigation, renewables/EV integrating, and smart grid functions - this includes operational fiber and wireless broadband communications networks.
To promote access to affordable, reliable, high-speed broadband services to our nation’s unserved & unserved areas and anchor institutions.
To encourage the expansion and extension of middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting unserved and underserved areas to the backbone of the internet (commonly referred to as the ‘‘last mile’’)
To promote broadband connection resiliency through the creation of alternative network connection paths that can be designed to prevent single points of failure on a broadband network.
To support the expansion of grid resilience, reliability, and flexibility functions through grants for hardware and software (this includes fiber and wireless broadband investments) to support Smart Grid functions and integration of renewables, EV charging stations, & vehicle-to-grid tech.