On Friday, Feb. 16, the Broadband Fund published the applications submitted for the 2024 grant cycle. There were 18 applications requesting $32,702,812.70 to provide broadband-level internet access to 6,583 locations.
Updated Availability Data
The CBO updated the availability data in the Colorado Broadband Map and Grant Discovery Portal on Jan. 26. The availability data is based on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Broadband Data Collection (BDC) current as of June 30, 2023, released by FCC Nov. 14, 2023.
The Broadband Deployment Board staff is hosting a webinar to discuss the 2024 Final Grant Cycle on December 14 at 11:00 a.m. MT. Join the webinar.
This post was edited on 12/1/23 to remove the timeline. See an updated timeline here.
The Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) typically runs two cycles per year; however, due to the nature of the sunset in September 2024 the BDB is not going to complete two full cycles before its expiration on September 30, 2024.
The Broadband Band Fund is working diligently to design the final grant cycle in 2024. Due to the program's sunset scheduled for Sept. 30, 2024, there is only one grant cycle in 2024.
Summer 2023 Grant Cycle Awards
Final decisions regarding Summer 2023 Grant Awards were made by the Broadband Deployment Board at the October 3, 2023 meeting. The Final Awards are also listed below:
As of September 13, the Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) completed its review and issued Minimum Requirement Decisions for all of the applications for the Summer 2023 Grant Cycle. You can find all of the funding eligibility decisions on our website.
According to Board policy, there are seven days to submit an appeal, and another seven days to submit a response to that appeal.
Originally published July 17, 2023
Update: The Sept. 12 and Sept. 13 Public Comment Presentation/Initial Application meetings are virtual. There is no in-person attendance.
A timeline and updated Policies and Guidance documents are now available for the Broadband Deployment Board’s (BDB) Summer 2023 Grant Cycle.
The Broadband Deployment Board has allocated 30% of the State High Cost Support Mechanism (HCSM) funds for critically unserved areas across the state of Colorado.
The Broadband Fund and Broadband Deployment Board (BDB) are pleased to invite you to attend an informational webinar for the Summer 2023 Grant Cycle on Monday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. Registration for the webinar is no longer required, we apologize for the broken registration link and any confusion this may have caused. To attend the webinar simply click the following link to join the webinar at 10 a.m. on Monday: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88392908248