Indigenous Communities Program Funding application due 9/30

While EDA encourages eligible applicants to submit their applications as soon as possible, EDA strongly advises eligible applicants to submit complete applications at least by March 31, 2022 so that EDA can review and process the application in time to get a potential award in place prior to deadlines imposed by Congress. Submission by March 31, 2022 is not a guarantee of funding. Any award is subject to the availability of funds. EDA strongly encourages all applicants to start early and contact their EDA representative for assistance. See section E of this Indigenous Communities NOFO regarding EDA’s review process and section G of the NOFO for EDA Regional Office Point of Contact (POC) information.

The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (Capital Projects Fund)

States, territories, and freely associated states must submit Grant Plans, including one or
more Program Plans, by September 24, 2022. Tribal applicants do not need to submit a separate Grant Plan.

National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG)

The National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG), which funds broadband development or expansion, is now accepting applications through October 17, 2022.

USDA Resource guide for American Indians and Alaska natives 2022

The USDA Resource guide for American Indians and Alaska natives 2022 resource guide provides funding resources for a variety of tribal community projects. Broadband and telecommunications funding can be found on page 28 (section 4.2.)

Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund

The Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund provides flexible support for eligible revenue sharing counties and eligible Tribal governments to meet their jurisdiction’s needs. Specifically, the statute directs that recipients may use funds for any governmental purpose other than a lobbying activity.

As a general matter, recipients may treat these funds in a similar manner to how they treat funds generated from their own revenue. Programs, services, and capital expenditures that are traditionally undertaken by a government are considered to fulfill a “governmental purpose.” For Tribal governments, investing in activities undertaken by Tribal enterprises, such as operating or capital expenditures for businesses that are owned or controlled by a Tribal government, are considered a governmental purpose. Recipients should refer to the Local Assistance and Tribal Consistency Fund guidance for more information on eligible and ineligible uses.

All funds are available to recipients until expended or returned to Treasury.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Unlock Connectivity Grant

Althea announces the "Unlock Connectivity Grant 2022" for a creative approach to connectivity in challenging areas using KeyLTE, a flexible LTE Core solution. This grant will provide up to $15,000 worth of LTE radios and equipment, with supplementary design and planning services provided at no additional cost.

For more information, click here.

Local Agency Technical Assistance (LATA) Grant Applications (California only)

The CPUC has released Local Agency Technical Assistance (LATA) Grant Applications.

The CPUC established the LATA Grant Program for eligible pre-construction work, including environmental studies and clearance, facilitating broadband network projects to areas in need. 

The Grant Applications are being accepted by the CPUC from eligible Local Agencies on a continuous basis with no set Grant deadline.

For more information, click here.

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program, provides $42.45 billion to expand high-speed internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment and adoption programs in all 50 states, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

For more information, click here.

DIGITAL EQUITY PLANNING GRANT PROGRAM: Application Guidance

Here you can find an application overview on the Digital Equity Planning Grant, as well as Letter of Intent (LOI) templets to be used by tribes(pages 28-29):

NDN Collective Community Action Fund

The NDN CAF grants will support efforts that include community organizing, amplification of community voices, and utilize a wide variety of tactics imperative to shifting the political and financial systems that are impacting our communities.

Areas of emphasis may include: climate justice and racial equity efforts, challenging the extractive industry, accelerating the just energy transition in Indigenous communities, healing justice work within the movement, training the next generation of community organizers, and specific Landback efforts that connect, coordinate, resource and amplify the movement and communities that are fighting for Landback; the reclamation and return of Indigenous lands to Indigenous hands.  Direct expenses may include funding for travel, supplies, equipment, consultants, contractual services and staff that support various forms of NVDA (non-violent direct action), i.e.;  marches, camps, boycotts, prayer vigils as a form of resistance, organizing or protest to affect change.  Action may also include community-based response to climate events such as flooding, fires, earthquakes.

The average grant award is $15,000 but can range up to $30,000. 

Grant Applications can be submitted on an ongoing basis between April and October by clicking here.

ENABLING MIDDLE MILE BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM Grant

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program is now accepting applications. An application checklist and packet of templates and the program application guidance is available for you to prepare your application. It is important to know that using the templates and application guidance provided will ensure the most effective and timely review.

All Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program applications are due by Friday, September 30, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. (EDT).

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program (MM) is a $1 billion grant program that will provide funding to expand middle mile infrastructure and reduce the cost of connecting unserved and underserved areas. MM will invest in the construction, improvement or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure.

To learn more, visit the Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program webpage.

If you have questions about this program, please email MiddleMile@NTIA.gov.  

Capital Projects Fund application directions (deadline extended)

The deadline for the Capital Projects Fund has been extended once again. The new date is October 14. For instructions on how to apply for the Capital Projects Fund for Tribes please see the following.
Link to access the application:https://tribalresourcecenter.net/funding/capital-projects-fund-for-tribal-governments/

Instructional video on how to access application:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1HeMcmGWTha6MRglP4C2h8pvNOvZ9gny3/view?usp=sharing
Click the link to take you to the application. It will open another window to login. You will be required to verify to login(follow prompts). After logging in click "APPLY FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND":

Input information:

Video example for sections 4 and 5:https://drive.google.com/file/d/1725rNlimSSEVoGZ6wETjf8kZ3Tk5fVuA/view?usp=sharing

Submit and save a copy for your records.

Capital Projects Fund for Tribal Governments applications due

Eligible Tribal governments must submit an application by June 1, 2022 to receive allocated funds.
Treasury may re-allocate unclaimed funds after the Tribal application deadline. Tribal governments are
therefore encouraged to submit Applications well in advance of the deadline to allow time for
remediation prior to the deadline, if needed.

National Digital Navigator Corps from National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA) Proposals due

National Digital Navigator Corps from National Digital Inclusion Alliance (NDIA)

Maximizing federal funding to close the K–12 digital divide

The following contains funding information and information on closing the homework gap for K-12:

Just Transition Fund: grantmaking opportunity for coal communities

The Just Transition Fund has re-launched a grantmaking opportunity to support coal
communities with applying for federal funding. Their goal is to help ensure that coal communities can apply for these funds
and advance economic transition efforts on the ground.
For more information, click here and see the attached document.

For a guide to the broad range of relevant federal programs is available here.

Community Services Block Grant

The goal of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) is the reduction of poverty, the revitalization of low-income communities and the empowerment of low-income families and individuals to become fully self-sufficient.

The Community Services Block Grant is designed to help low-income individuals and families: secure and retain meaningful employment; attain an adequate education; improve the use of available income, obtain adequate housing, obtain emergency assistance, including health and nutrition services; remove obstacles which block the achievement of self-sufficiency; and achieve greater participation in the affairs of the community.

For more information, click here.

To apply for benefits, visit the CSBG Contact Info page to find your state CSBG Program Official or state CSBG Program Contact.

USDA Application Deadline for ReConnect Program Funding

The Tribal Broadband Infrastructure Program at NTIA

*Application accepting period is now closed.

For more information, please the following:

https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/resources/grant-programs/tribal-broadband-connectivity-program

https://www.ntia.doc.gov/press-release/2022/department-commerce-s-ntia-awards-additional-15m-broadband-grants-tribal-groups

Capital Projects Fund for Tribal Governments

The Capital Projects Fund will deliver $100 million in funding for Tribal governments.
Capital Projects Fund for Tribal Governments / U.S. Department of the Treasury
Treasury allocates Tribal governments and the State of Hawaii approximately $167,504 each under
this provision.
Treasury has also provided a SAMPLE Capital Projects Fund Application in PDF form so that Tribal
Governments can review the application requirements to assist in completing the application. Please
note that all application submissions must be completed through the Capital Projects Fund portal,
accessible via the “Apply for the Capital Projects Fund” button.

For a checklist, click here.

To apply, click here.

For more information: