Technology & Broadband Funding Sources


The Division of Local Government (DLG) created this resource to help local governments navigate the funding sources available through a variety of Federal and State programs. Sources are broken out by category below.

DISCLAIMER: This is not an exhaustive list and will be updated frequently as new information is available.

Funding Sources

Program Agency Type Eligibility Deadline
Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program DOC Funding Opportunity State and local governments, Tribes, technology companies, electric utilities, nonprofits September 30, 2022
Emergency Broadband Benefit Fund (EBB) USAC Bill Discounts Households  

NTIA Broadband Programs:

  • Broadband Infrastructure Program
  • Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program
  • Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program
NTIA Various Various  
USDA Rural Development Broadband ReConnect Program USDA Grants & Loans Local Governments  
Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds Treasury Funds State and local governments  
Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF) Treasury Funds States, territories, tribal governments  
Broadband Deployment Fund (HB21-1289 - Infrastructure) DORA Grants For-profit entities, nonprofit telephone cooperative, a nonprofit rural electric association that existed on May 10, 2014. Community lies outside municipal boundaries or has a population of less than 7,500.  
Grant Funding for Broadband DOLA Grants Various  
Emergency Connectivity Fund Program (ECF) USAC Grants Schools and libraries, including primary and secondary schools