Funding guide

NSF - US Ignite including Smart Gigabit Communities, NSF Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenges


Broadband Funding Guide

National Science Foundation


Federal Agency

National Science Foundation

Agency Overview

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

Program Name

US Ignite including Smart Gigabit Communities, NSF Wireless Innovation for a Networked Society (WINS) Challenges

Program Overview

This activity consists of multiple efforts aimed at the creation of a connected-community ecosystem that leverages the latest advancements in information technology and connectivity.

Program Purpose
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Smart Cities
  • Evaluation
  • Research
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • Public Safety Entities
  • State and Local Governments
  • Commercial/Internet Service Providers
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Small Businesses
  • Rural Recipients
  • Electric Utilities/Co-ops
  • Financial Institutions

Agency Contact

Meghan Houghton, mehought@nsf.gov (703) 292-4449

Funding Type

Grant

FY2018 Funding Amount

$4,000,000

FY2019 Funding Amount

$0 anticipated