The Broadband Equity, Access & Deployment Program and Digital Equity Act Programs require that applicants conduct robust and sustained engagement with a diverse set of collaborators throughout program planning and deployment processes.
Each Eligible Entity and Grant Recipient must develop a comprehensive local coordination approach unique to the population and needs of their state or territory.
Local Coordination Tracker Tool
Serves as a resource that will support States/Territories in documenting required local coordination and outreach activities for both programs. Use the tabs of this spreadsheet to track stakeholders, activities, local plans, and feedback and comments and can be customized.
Local Coordination Interview Guides for SBOs: Example agendas, targeted outcomes, and best practices for meeting with stakeholders during the planning phase. Guides are organized by the following stakeholder group type.