We created a series of training videos and resources to help potential applicants navigate federal funding rules and regulations related to Advance Colorado Broadband projects. These resources will help you identify possible obstacles your agency may face as you begin managing federally-funded projects. Depending on the project, there may be additional requirements that apply to your work. This federal regulation compliance series applies to all federal grants, including State & Local Fiscal Recovery Fund (SLFRF), Capital Projects Fund (CPF), Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) and Digital Equity grants.
Email questions to Advance_CBO@state.co.us
Domestic Preference & Buy America
Domestic Preference and the Buy America Act are the regulations around purchasing products made within the United States for broadband projects. We explain each regulation and when it is applicable and what projects need to do to remain in compliance.
Resource - Buy & Build American Federal Financial Assistance Guidance (whitehouse.gov)
Every grantee will need to submit payment requests throughout their broadband projects. This training outlines what to expect and the requirements for submitting payment requests.
Procurement of Recovered Materials
In this training, we review the rules for the Procurement of Recovered Materials to CFR 200.223, which applies to government entities and their contractors who purchase items over $10,000. We cover requirements, which projects it applies to and how to stay in compliance.
Resource - 40 CFR 247.6(d)
All broadband infrastructure projects are broken up into distinct activities called phases. Phases define work that can be done and costs that can be incurred. OIT grant managers will work with subgrantees to approve each phase of the project. This training reviews this process.
A single audit is an audit that is above and beyond an organization's annual audit. The single audit includes an in-depth review of the organization's accounting practices and processes as it relates specifically to receiving and administering federal grants.
Telecommunications Equipment Restrictions
In this training, we address the Telecommunications Equipment Restriction to 2 CFR 200.216. The FCC and Uniform Guidance prohibit the use of federal funding to procure broadband equipment from companies determined to be threats to national security.