Resource Guide

Broadband Funding

Securing funding is often one of the most significant obstacles when working to bring a broadband project to fruition. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a new national focus to broadband access—and with it, an influx of available dollars. Today, there are several robust federal funding opportunities for broadband deployment and adoption initiatives. In addition, most states have created broadband funding programs of their own. In short, today’s broadband funding streams represent an unprecedented opportunity for investment that could definitively shift the national broadband landscape for the better.  

Each federal and state program has a different set of eligibility criteria, deadline cycles, and application requirements and best practices. Strategically applying for programs that are a best fit is one of the most effective ways to maximize the time and resources needed to complete an application. The following resources provide an excellent starting point for anyone looking to navigate the broadband funding programs that are currently available: