Broadband Fund

2024 Application Cohort is Available for Review

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.

Broadband Fund: 2024 Grant Cycle

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.

BDB: Minimum Requirements Decisions

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.

Summer 2023 Grant Cycle Timeline Now Available

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. 

Summer 2023 Grant Cycle Informational Webinar - Updated Meeting Link

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: