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USDA - Broadband Technical Assistance for FY23 - Due 6/20/23

Opportunity Title:

Broadband Technical Assistance for Fiscal Year 2023

Funder/Agency:

Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

Opportunity Number:

RUS–BTA–2023

Description:

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS or the Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announces the acceptance of applications—for Broadband Technical Assistance (BTA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Broadband Technical Assistance provides competitive cooperative agreement funding to eligible entities to receive or deliver broadband technical assistance and training that promotes the expansion of broadband into rural areas. Examples of broadband technical assistance projects may include conducting feasibility studies, completing network designs, and developing broadband financial assistance applications.

Eligibility:

Only entities legally organized as one of the following are eligible for financial assistance:

a. Federally recognized Tribes and Tribal entities;

b. States or local governments, including any agency, subdivision, instrumentality, or political subdivision thereof;

c. A territory or possession of the U.S.;

d. An institution of higher education (including 1862 Land-Grant Institutions, 1890 Land-Grant Institutions, 1994 Land-Grant Institutions, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Historically Black Colleges and Universities);

e. Nonprofit organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status;

f. Cooperatives or mutual organizations;

g. Corporations; or

h. Limited Liability Companies or Limited Liability Partnerships


Award Details:

Total Amount Available: $20M

Funding Categories:


Applicant must choose one of the following funding categories to be considered for funding:

Technical Assistance Providers. Up to $7.5 million is available. The minimum award amount is $50,000 and the maximum award amount is $1,000,000. Entities submitting an application under this funding category must propose to deliver broadband technical assistance that will benefit rural communities.

  • Technical Assistance Recipients. Up to $7.5 million is available. The minimum award amount is $50,000 and the maximum award amount is $250,000. Entities submitting an application under this funding category must be beneficiaries of broadband technical assistance.

  • Projects Supporting Cooperatives. Up to $5 million is available. The minimum award amount is $50,000 and the maximum award amount is $1,000,000. Entities submitting an application under this funding category must propose a project that supports the establishment or growth of broadband cooperatives that will benefit rural communities.

Deadline: 6/20/23



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