Broadband Deployment Board & Fund

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The Broadband Deployment Board, established by the Colorado General Assembly in 2014, provides grants through the Broadband Fund to deploy broadband service in unserved areas of the state. 

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Contact: Contact the Broadband Deployment Board

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Recent Notices

September 7, 2022
Broadband Deployment Board decisions from the Winter 2022 Grant cycle were posted on our website on Aug. 31, 2022, officially starting the countdown for the appeals process. The Appeals & Right of First Refusal (RoFR) submissions deadline has been extended from Sept.
September 6, 2022
DENVER - Colorado’s Broadband Deployment Board (BDB), which operates under the Colorado Broadband Office (CBO), has awarded more than $22.8 million to 15 broadband projects that will connect 4,267 additional households to high-speed internet.
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63

projects awarded

$51 M

in grants

29,024

rural households will benefit from broadband access

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Visit the Grant Awards page for grant award and project details.

Dates & Deadlines

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Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Winter 2022 Grant Cycle: 

The Grant Application review was completed on August 25 and initial board decisions regarding the minimum requirements were posted on Friday, August 26. The Appeals and Right of First Refusal process began on Friday, August 26 and the deadline for submissions was Monday, September 10.

The Upcoming Appeal Hearings for the Broadband Deployment Board are scheduled for Tuesday, October 4 and Thursday, November 10. Informal Board Decisions will be posted the day after.

 

Summer 2022 Grant Cycle:

On Thursday, August 25, the Board approved the cancellation of the Summer 2022 Grant Cycle. A statement from the Board can be found below: 

The Board endeavors to deliver grant funding as quickly as possible while adhering to complex legal requirements.  The recent changes in State law and federal regulations has created delay.  With the influx in grant funding and grant awards, the Board believes it prudent to cancel the upcoming summer 2022 Grant Cycle.  Funding carries over from cycle-to-cycle, so this decision does not impact funding availability.  The Board believes this will allow staff, the Board, and the public to reconvene to assess Board processes, deliberate issues, and prepare for a better upcoming cycle.  With the next cycle already commencing in January, the Board notes that the cancellation will only result in a brief delay before grant awards will recommence.

A webinar and stakeholder meetings to give stakeholders an opportunity to share how to improve the grant cycle process will be posted on the Board's calendar by Wednesday, October 28. Please check our website to see what events are taking place from October 1 until the end of December 2022.

Applications for the Winter 2023 Grant Cycle will be due Sunday, January 15, 2023, subject to change.

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Calendar

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