DOLA Broadband Program


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The Department of Local Affair (DOLA) supports the efforts of local governments to improve broadband service to their constituents to achieve enhanced community and economic development. The program:

  • Promotes inter-jurisdictional communication
  • Supports better access to services available over Broadband, such as distance learning opportunities and telemedicine
  • Provides planning and middle mile infrastructure grants


Program Grants and Eligibility Guidelines

Broadband Policies

For more information, contact Greg Winkler, greg.winkler@state.co.us, 970.668.6160.


How to apply:

Grants for broadband planning and infrastructure is applied for, managed and reported through the Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund (EIAF)

Upcoming cycles:

Cycle 21-12: 

  • Tier I (up to $200,000) and Tier II ($200,001 to $600,000) applications accepted
  • Application period: August 2, 2021 - September 3, 2021
  • Final awards: December 2021

Cycle 22-05: 

  • Tier I (up to $200,000) accepted, Tier II applications will depend on available funding
  • Application period: February 1, 2022 - March 4, 2022
  • Final awards: May 2022

Please contact your DOLA Regional Manager for additional information and instructions.