Broadband Technical Assistance

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.

Broadband technical assistance activities include, but are not limited to, project planning and community engagement, financial sustainability, environmental compliance, construction and engineering planning, accessing federal resources, and data collection and reporting.

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

  • Technical Assistance Providers. The Agency estimates that up to $15 million is available. The minimum award amount is $100,000 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. The Agency estimates that up to $10 million is available. The minimum award amount is $50,000 and the maximum award amount is $500,000. Entities submitting an application under this funding category must be beneficiaries of broadband technical assistance.

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits, Education, Small Business

Funder:U.S. Department of Agriculture

Due Date:August 20, 2024

Max Award:TA Providers: $1,000,000 TA Recipients: $500,000

Min Award:TA Providers: $100,000 TA Recipients: $50,000

Match/Cost Share:None required