Funding Agency

Department of the Interior - National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Program


Funding Agency

Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development; Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs; U.S. Department of the Interior


Federal Agency

Department of the Interior

Agency Overview

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED) operates under the Assistant Secretary, Indian Affairs. It consists of the Division of Energy and Mineral Development (DEMD), the Division of Capital Investment (DCI), and the Division of Economic Development (DED). DEMD provides technical assistance to over a hundred fossil fuel and renewable energy projects on Indian trust land; DCI administers the Indian Affairs Loan Guarantee and Insurance program, which leverages more than $100 million annually in economic activities throughout Indian Country; and DED funds economic development feasibility study and NATIVE Act tourism grants, helps build legal infrastructure, and fosters commercial opportunities in Native American communities.

Program Name

National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG)


Program Overview

IEED is soliciting proposals from Indian Tribes for grant funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line, cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and broadband over power lines.

Grant application submission date extended to June 15, 2020:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agency Contact

Mr. James R. West 
National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Manager 
Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development 
Room 6049-B, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive 
Reston, Virginia 20191 
(202) 595-4766 
jamesr.west@bia.gov

Program Purpose
  • Planning (e.g., feasibility)
Eligible Recipients
  • Tribal Entities

Agency Contact

Mr. James R. West 
National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Manager 
Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development 
Room 6049-B, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive 
Reston, Virginia 20191 
(202) 595-4766 
jamesr.west@bia.gov

Additional Information

Please see IEED’s online primer, Expanding Broadband in Indian Country

Brief Program Description

NTBG is a competitive, discretionary grant program. IEED anticipates award of approximately twenty-five (25) to thirty (30) grants ranging in value from approximately $40,000 to $50,000.

Agency
  • Department of Interior

Funding Name Department of the Interior - National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG)