BroadbandUSA presents this guide to key federal programs that offer funding for broadband-related projects. Funding for broadband projects, including deployment, public access, adoption and planning initiatives, is available through a number of agencies across the federal government. When reviewing the funding sources in this guide, readers should pay close attention to the following:

  • The purpose of each program
  • Potential restrictions on funding
  • Rules for eligibility

As this guide only provides an overview of funding sources as of the time of publication, communities should also examine the agency websites and review the most recent funding announcements to determine if a funding opportunity matches their needs.

BroadbandUSA has also published the BroadbandUSA: Guide to Federal Funding of Broadband Projects that may answer questions from communities on how to access federal funding to support broadband planning, public access, digital literacy, adoption, and deployment.