Information about NTIA’s grant programs.
An overview of the importance of high-speed internet and federal broadband grant programs.
Information about the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act and Consolidated Appropriations Act Grant Programs.
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.
Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure
Provides funding for this vital part of our nation's high-speed network. With $1 billion in funding, the program will reduce the cost of bringing high-speed internet to unserved and underserved communities.
Provides $2.75 billion to establish three grant programs that promote digital equity and inclusion. They aim to ensure that all people and communities have the skills, technology, and capacity needed to reap the full benefits of our digital economy.
Broadband Infrastructure Program
$288 million broadband deployment program directed to partnerships between a state, or one or more political subdivisions of a state, and providers of fixed broadband service to support broadband infrastructure deployment to areas lacking broadband, especially rural areas.
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program
$980 million program directed to tribal governments to be used for broadband deployment on tribal lands, as well as for telehealth, distance learning, broadband affordability, and digital inclusion.
Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program
$268 million grant program to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) for the purchase of broadband internet access service and eligible equipment or to hire and train information technology personnel.
The following planning resources can enhance broadband connectivity and promote digital inclusion.
For technical assistance resources, please visit our BEAD and Digital Equity program pages.
- Local Government High-Speed Internet Planning Toolkit: This Toolkit provides local governments with the guidance, knowledge, and resources to design, implement and maintain a high-speed Internet plan that meets their communities’ specific needs and circumstances. The High-Speed Internet Planning Template helps local governments put their comprehensive broadband strategy into motion through an actionable and operational plan.
Stakeholder Engagement Resources
These resources will help various stakeholder groups understand how they can get involved and engage most effectively on the Bipartisan Infrastructure broadband programs:
- Ways for Stakeholders to Get Involved: Local Governments (Español)
- Ways for Stakeholders to Get Involved: Tribal Governments/Tribes (Español)
- Ways for Stakeholders to Get Involved: Community Based Organizations (Español)
- Ways for Stakeholders to Get Involved: Communities of Color (Español)
- Ways for Stakeholders to Get Involved: Industry (Español)
Pre-NOFO Technical Assistance
Resources intended to assist prospective applications prepare for BEAD, Middle Mile, and Digital Equity grant applications.
- IIJA Broadband Programs: This 2-pager provides a snapshot of all the broadband programs that NTIA is administering.
- Broadband Network Deployment Engineering: This resource provides an overview of broadband deployment engineering and looks at network architecture, infrastructure elements, business models, and technologies.
- Economics of Broadband Networks: This resource provides an overview of the challenges of deploying broadband, the economics of networks and important considerations.
- Planning a Stakeholder Engagement Strategy: This is the first of two resources designed to help states and localities develop a stakeholder engagement strategy.
- Setting Up Initial Stakeholder Engagement: This is the second of two resources designed to help states and localities develop a stakeholder engagement strategy.
- Broadband Policies & Mechanisms: This resource looks at right-of-way access, dig once for burial deployments, and pole attachment policies that could reduce construction costs and accelerate project deployment.
- Broadband Asset Mapping & Management: This resource looks at the process of collecting, organizing, and tracking data on relevant infrastructure assets that can be utilized for broadband deployment.
Indicators of Broadband Needs Map
Map of broadband availability within the United States.
One-stop shop for federal funding opportunities for governments, industry, and community anchor institutions.
State-specific funding opportunities for broadband.
State government-specific resources and tools for broadband.
These resources are designed to help local leaders identify ways to work with their community on digital inclusion initiatives.
Resources to help state and local governments expand their digital inclusion efforts.
Below are links to other resources on BroadbandUSA.
How to identify partners for broadband planning and funding.
Find out about upcoming events and access information from past events.
This speed demonstration tool can provide information on data needs.