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Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program

Overview

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.

Check here to find out if your state/territory has its BEAD or Digital Equity Draft Plans/Proposals out for Public Comment

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Proposed Waiver for Public Comment

NTIA has issued a draft limited, general applicability, nonavailability Build America, Buy America waiver for the Broadband Equity Access and Deployment Program, a plan that would result in 90% of BEAD costs being spent on components manufactured in the U.S.

Click below to learn more about the waiver.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Initial Proposal Resources

BEAD Challenge Process Policy Notice

BEAD Challenge Process Policy Notice

BEAD Model Challenge Process

BEAD Model Challenge Process

These CSV templates are intended to support Eligible Entities in implementing the challenge results submission data format requirements, as outlined in the Policy Notice:

 

BEAD Initial Proposal Guidance and Templates

BEAD Initial Proposal Guidance Volumes I and II

 

 

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Tracked Changes and Comments Received

NTIA sought feedback from the public from April 25, 2023, to May 5, 2023, on a BEAD Challenge Process Policy Notice to provide Eligible Entities with additional guidance on how to design and conduct their BEAD challenge process and a Model BEAD Challenge Process.

Comments and versions with tracked changes against the draft versions are provided below.

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Technical Assistance

Find information, technical assistance, and documentation to help manage your award.

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Funding Recipients

See all of the announced award recipients, the award totals, and locations for this grant program.

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Program Archive

Need documents from past stages of the program? Visit the program archive for past FAQs, program documentation, and assistance sessions.

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Press Releases

Keep up with all of the latest news, events, and updates for this program. Visit the News and Updates page.

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Blogs and Events

Need documents from past stages of the program? Visit the program archive for past FAQs, program documentation, and assistance sessions.

News and Updates

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