Broadband Grant Program – Federal-Funded Opportunity

broadband grant program

Governor Reynolds has authorized the allocation and expenditure of $50,000,000 from the CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund (“CARES Act Funds”) to address the increased need for internet connectivity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Communication Service Providers who install broadband infrastructure in this state or facilitate broadband service in this state are eligible to receive funds under this Notice of Funding Availability #003.

Refer to Exhibit A - Notice of Funding Opportunity (#003) for more information. NOTE: This opportunity does not include any state funds. Due to CARES guidelines, the application window is shorter than usual. The application window closes August 5th, 2020 11:59 CDT. The Office anticipates releasing a future NOFA including state funds later this year.

Notice of Funding Availability #003 (Federally-Funded Opportunity)

Information concerning this opportunity has been posted at the following link including all documentation, important dates, and related materials:

https://ocio.iowa.gov/broadband-grants

https://ocio.iowa.gov/notice-funding-availability-003-federal-funding-opportunity