Broadband Development Funding Programs

This page provides an inventory of broadband development-related funding and planning resources that community leaders can utilize to identify and apply for state and federal grants, loans, and technical assistance programs that support the deployment and adoption of broadband.  Various funding resources can be used to develop broadband infrastructure, support broadband-related workforce training, and subsidize the cost of purchasing internet service or broadband-related technologies by community-members. Use this tool in conjunction with the Broadband Mapping Tools page to determine your region’s eligibility for various broadband development funding streams.


201 Results

501(c)3 Tax Exempt Bond Program
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

5G Fund
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization; Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Economic Development Pilot Program (AML Pilot)
Department of Interior
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government; Tribal Entities
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (Education); Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Achieving Connectivity Everywhere (ACE) Act: Georgia 2017-2018 SB 402
Georgia General Assembly
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business;Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Agribusiness Enterprise Loan Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Building Connectivity

Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Internet Service Provider; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Alabama New Markets Development Program
Alabama Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

Alabama Tax Increment Financing
Alabama Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Alternative Connect America Cost Model
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Alternative Connect America Cost Model II
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities
Department of Education
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Annual CDBG Competition Grant
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Appalachian Regional Commission
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Grant; Loan; Technical Assistance
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC)
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Area Development Program
Appalachian Regional Commission
Eligible Geography: Appalachian Counties Served by ARC
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Auction 904: Rural Digital Opportunity Fund
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

BAND-NC Grant
North Carolina Department of Information Technology
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Subsidy - Consumer

Broadband Loan Insurance Program
West Virginia Broadband Enhancement Council
Eligible Geography: West Virginia
Program Type: Loan Insurance
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; For-Profit Business; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

Broadband Ready Communities
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Designation
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Development-Friendly Designation

Broadband Technology Tax Credit
Mississippi Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband-Related Industry

Brownfield Cleanup Tax Credit Program
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Eligible Geography: New York
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Brownfield Development Tax Abatements
Alabama Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity

Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Eligible Geography: New York
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

BUILD
Department of Transportation
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government; Tribal Entities
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Building Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania Commonwealth Financing Authority
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Business and Industry Loan Guarantees
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organizations; Financial Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

Business in Our Sites Grants/Loans
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure

CAF Broadband Loop Support
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Campus Cyberinfrastructure
National Science Foundaton
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Non-Profit Organization; Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband and Smart City Technologies Research and Development; Broadband-Related Industry; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Capital Improvements Revolving Loan Program
Mississippi Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

CDBG Community Improvement Grants
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

CDBG Local Revolving Loan Fund
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Loan; Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

CDBG Planning Grants
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

CDBG Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Chapter 9B Property Tax and Sales Tax Abatements
Alabama Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (General)

City Revitalization and Improvement Zone
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

College/Underserved Community Partnership Program
Environmental Protection Agency
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Technical Assistance
Eligible Recipients: Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Community Based Grants Initiative
Golden Leaf Foundation
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization; Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Community Connect Grant Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Businesses; Non-Profit Organizations; Internet Service Providers; Local Government; State Government
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Community Development Block Grant – Economic Development Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Community Development Block Grant for Public Facilities Projects
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Community Development Block Grants
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Community Facilities Direct Loan and Grant Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Local Government; State Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity

Community Facilities Guaranteed Loan Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: Financial Institution
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity

Community Facilities Technical Assistance and Training Grant
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Community Reinvestment Act
Department of Treasury
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Financial Institution
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (Education); Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Computer Data Center Equipment Incentive Program
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

Computer Hardware and Software for High Technology Companies Sales and Use Tax Exemption
Georgia Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

Connect America Fund Phase II
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Connect America Fund Phase II Auction
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Connected Care Pilot Program
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (Healthcare); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

ConnectHomeUSA
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Partnership
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institutions
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Credit Against License Fee for Infrastructure
South Carolina Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Data Center Equipment Sales and Use Tax Exemptions
Virginia Department of Taxation
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

Data Center Sales and Use Tax Exemption
Tennessee Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

Data Centers Sales & Use Tax Exemptions
North Carolina Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

Data Centers Sales and Use Tax Exemption
Georgia Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry; Building Connectivity

Datacenter Exemption
South Carolina Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

Development Infrastructure Grant Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Digital Inclusion Corps
Institute of Museum and Library Services and the National Digital Inclusion Alliance
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Resource
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity

Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Internet Service Provider; Local Government; State Government; Non-Profit Organization; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broaband-Enabled Devices (Education); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

Downtown Development Revolving Loan Fund
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

E-Connectivity Toolkit
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Resource
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institutions; Financial Institution; For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization; State Government; Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Deployment Planning/feasibility Studies

E-Rate Program
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institutions Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

Economic Catalyst Program
Golden LEAF Foundation
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Anchor Institution Connectivity

Economic Development Based Alternative Apportionment Provisions
South Carolina Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband-Related Industry

Economic Development Fund
Empire State Development
Eligible Geography: New York
Program Type: Grant; Loan; Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies; General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Building Connectivity

Economic Development Purposes Grants
Empire State Development
Eligible Geography: New York
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies; General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Building Connectivity

Economic Development Set-Aside Program
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Economic Infrastructure Program
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attache to Job Creation)

Emergency Broadband Benefit
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Consumer
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Subsidy - Consumer

Employment Incentive Program
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation)

Energy Infrastructure Revolving Loan Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Enterprise Zone Program
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Equity Investment Tax Credit Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

Executive Order 91 forming the Task Force on Connecting North Carolina
North Carolina Department of Information Technology
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business;Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Facebook Building Backbone Network Infrastructure
Facebook
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Resource
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

FastTrack Economic Development Fund
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

FastTrack Infrastructure Development Program (FIDP)
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Form SF-299 Application for Transportation, Utility Systems, Telecommunications and Facilities on Federal Lands and Property (Special-Use Permit Application)
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Permit
Eligible Recipients: Local Governments; State Governments; For-Profit Businesses; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

FY 2020 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs
Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government; Higher Education Institution; Non-Profit Organization; Tribal Entities
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

FY20 Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES Act)
Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government; Higher Education Institution; Non-Profit Organization; Tribal Entities
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Georgia Broadband Ready Community Certification
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Designation
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Development-Friendly Designation

Georgia Broadband Ready Site Designation
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Designation
Eligible Recipients: Facility or Development
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Development-Friendly Designation

Georgia CDBG Innovative Grant Program
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Georgia Tax Allocation Districts (TAD)
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

GREAT Grant
North Carolina Department of Information Technology
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Providers
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Healthcare Connect Fund Program
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (Healthcare); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

High-Technology Business Property Valuation Act
West Virginia Development Office
Eligible Geography: West Virginia
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Related Industry

Industrial Development Bond Program
Virginia Small Business Financing Authority
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Industrial Development Grant Program
Alabama Industrial Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Industrial Revenue Bonds
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Kentucky
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Industrial Revenue Bonds
Mississippi Business Finance Corporation
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization; High Education Institution; Anchor Institution
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Broadband Enables Devices (Healthcare); Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Infrastructure and Facilities Improvement Program (IFIP)
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Investment Credit
Alabama Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Investment Tax Credit
Georgia Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

JEDA Industrial Revenue Bond Program
South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA)
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization; Anchor Institution; Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadbnad Enabled Devices (Healthcare); Broadband Enabled Devices (Education)

JEDA Taxable Bond Program
South Carolina Jobs-Economic Development Authority (JEDA)
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Job Development Credit
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Job Development Investment Grants
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Job Tax Credit
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Related Industry; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training;

JobsOhio Revitalization Program: Loan & Grant Fund
JobsOhio
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Anchor Institution Connectivity

KentuckyWired
Kentucky Communications Network Authority
Eligible Geography: Kentucky
Program Type: Partnership
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Local Government; State Government; Internet Service Provider; Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Keystone Communities Program
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity

Land Uses; Special Uses; Streamlining Processing of Communications Use Applications
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Lender Match Service
Small Business Administration
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Technical Assistance
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity

Lifeline Program
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Private Consumer
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Local Share Account – Fayette, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Washington Counties
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity

Maryland Industrial Development Financing Authority (MIDFA)
Maryland Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: Maryland
Program Type: Loan; Loan Insurance
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Maryland Small Business Development Financing Authority (MSBDFA)
Maryland Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: Maryland
Program Type: Loan; Loan Guarantee; Subsidy; Technical Assistance
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry; Building Connectivity

Maryland Tax Increment Financing
Maryland Department of Planning
Eligible Geography: Maryland
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Microsoft Airband ISP Program
Microsoft
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy; Technical Assistance; Resource
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; Last Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Broadband Subsidy - Telecommunications Provider

Minority Broadband Initiative
Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant; Technical Assistance
Eligible Recipients: Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Minority Business Bonding Program
Ohio Development Services Agency
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Loan; Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Mississppi Tax Increment Financing
Mississippi Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Mobile Telecommunications Broadband Investment Tax Credit
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry

Mobility Fund Phase II
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization; Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Narrowing the Digital Divide Through Installation of Broadband Infrastructure in HUD-Funded New Construction and Substantial Rehabilitation of Multifamily Rental Housing
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity

Neighborhood Assistance Program, Enterprise Zone Tax Credit (NAP/EZP)
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

New Markets Development Program Tax Credit
Kentucky Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Kentucky
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

New Markets Tax Credit
Alabama Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Financial Institution; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (General); Anchor Institution Connectivity

New Markets Tax Credit Program
Department of Treasury
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Financial Institution; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (General); Anchor Institution Connectivity

New NY Broadband Program
New York State Broadband Program Office
Eligible Geography: New York
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider; For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

New York State Tax Increment Financing
Empire State Development
Eligible Geography: New York
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

North Carolina Project Development Financing
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Ohio Enterprise Bond Fund (OEBF)
JobsOhio
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation)

Ohio K12 Help
Ohio Department of Education
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Private Consumer
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Broadband Subsidy - Consumer

Ohio New Markets Tax Credit Program
Ohio Development Services Agency
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity

Ohio New Markets Tax Credit Program
Ohio Development Services Agency
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (General); Anchor Institution Connectivity

One Federal Decision Framework for the Environmental Review and Authorization Process for Major Infrastructure Projects under Executive Order 13807
Executive Office of the President
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Open access to public rights of way for telecommunications: West Virginia Code §17 – 2 E- 1-E-9
West Virginia General Assembly
Eligible Geography: West Virginia
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; For-Profit Business; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Open Grants Program
Golden Leaf Foundation
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; General Infrastructure; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Opportunity Zone Investment Incentives
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Financial Institution
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (General); Anchor Institution Connectivity

Opportunity Zones
Department of Treasury
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Financial Institution
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Device (General); Anchor Institution Connectivity

Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization (POWER)
Appalachian Regional Commission
Eligible Geography: Appalachian Counties Served by ARC
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profits; Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority Tax Exempt Bond Program
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit; Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Pennsylvania Economic Development Financing Authority Taxable Bond Program
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit; Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Pennsylvania First Program (PA First)
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Grant; Loan; Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA)
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Pennsylvania Infrastructure Bank
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity;

Pennsylvania Tax Increment Financing
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research
National Science Foundaton
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; For-Profit Business; Internet Service Provider; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband and Smart City Technologies Research and Development; Last Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Property Tax Exemption for Broadband Technology
Mississippi Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband-Related Industry

Property Tax Exemption for Industrial Revenue Bond Financing
Mississippi Business Finance Corporation
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization; High Education Institution; Anchor Institution
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Broadband Enables Devices (Healthcare); Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Proposed Rule Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
Department of Transportation
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Public Housing Neighborhood Networks Program
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institutions
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Realty Program (Utility Right-of-Way) (through EO: Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment 2012)
Federal Highway Administration
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Reimbursement
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

ReConnect Loan and Grant Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization; State Government; Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Redevelopment Fund Program
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Regional Economic Business Assistance
Georgia Department of Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Georgia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband-Related Industry; Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Regulations for Local Government Ownership and Operation of Internet: Tennessee Code Annotated § 7-52-601 et seq
Tennessee Legislature
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Regulations for Municipal and Publicly-owned Broadband: S.C. Code Ann. § 58-9-2600-2670 et seq.
South Carolina Legislature
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Regulations for Public and Cooperative Broadband Joint Ventures: Tennessee Code Ann. § 7-59-316
Tennessee Legislature
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Regulations Governing Cooperative Broadband: 2019 Legislative Session SB 310
North Carolina Legislature
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Regulations Governing Municipal Broadband – NC Statutes Chapter 160A, Article 16A
North Carolina Legislature
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Revised Alternative Connect America Cost Model
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Loan; Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Internet Service Provider; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Backbone Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Rural Broadband Communication Services: 2018 Session HB 961
Maryland General Assembly
Eligible Geography: Maryland
Program Type: Regulation/Law
Eligible Recipients: Non-Profit Organization; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Rural Broadband Experiments
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Rural Business Development Grant
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization; State Government; Higher Education Institution; Tribal Entities
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Related Industry; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies;

Rural Economic Development (RED) Credits
Mississippi Business Finance Corporation
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization; High Education Institution; Anchor Institution
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Broadband Enables Devices (Healthcare); Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant; Loan
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider; For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Related Industry; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training; Last Mile Connectivity

Rural Infrastructure Fund
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Broadband Technology
Mississippi Department of Revenue
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: Internet Service Provider
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband-Related Industry

Sales and Use Tax Exemption for Industrial Revenue Bond Financing
Mississippi Business Finance Corporation
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Tax Incentive
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization; High Education Institution; Anchor Institution
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Broadband Enables Devices (Healthcare); Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Section 108 Loan Guarantee
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Site Grant Development Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; General Infrastructure

Small Municipalities and Limited Population Counties Grant Program
Mississippi Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Mississippi
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Building Connectivity

Smart and Connected Communities
National Science Foundaton
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; Financial Institutions; For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization; State Government
Eligible Purpose: Broadband and Smart City Technologies Research and Development; Last Mile Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Smart Regions Collaborative
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Resource
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General); Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Broadband-Related Industry; Broadband and Smart City Technologies Research and Development

South Carolina Tax Increment Financing
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Spectrum and Wireless Innovation enabled by Future Technologies (SWIFT)
National Science Foundaton
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband and Smart City Technologies Research and Development

Tax Increment Financing
Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Kentucky
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Tax Increment Financing
Ohio Development Services Agency
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Tax Increment Financing
West Virginia Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: West Virginia
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Guarantee Program
Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Telecommunication Device Distribution Program
Pennslyvania Public Utility Commission
Eligible Geography: Pennsylvania
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Private Consumer
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loans & Loan Guarantees Program
Department of Agriculture
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Loan; Loan Guarantee
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Internet Service Provider; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity

Telecommunications Program
Federal Communications Commission
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Subsidy
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; For-Profit Business; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity

Telehealth Network Grant Program
Department of Health and Human Services
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (Healthcare)

Tennessee Broadband Accessibility Grant
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Internet Service Provider; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization;
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Tennessee Emergency Broadband Fund
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Internet Service Provider; Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Tennessee Tax Increment Financing
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury
Eligible Geography: Tennessee
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

The Governor’s Closing Fund
South Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: South Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Title III, Part B: Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities Program
Department of Education
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband Enabled Devices (Education); Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund
Virginia Tobacco Region Revitilization Commission
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Broadband-Related Industry

Utilities Program (through EO: Accelerating Broadband Infrastructure Deployment 2012)
Federal Highway Administration
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Reimbursement
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; State Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Backbone Connectivity; Broadband Deployment Planning/Feasibility Studies

Utility Account
North Carolina Department of Commerce
Eligible Geography: North Carolina
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure (Attache to Job Creation)

VCEDA Revolving Loan Fund
Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (General)

Virginia Collaborative Economic Development Performance Grant
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure (Attached to Job Creation); Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Virginia Enterprise Zone Real Property Investment Grant
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

Virginia Initiative for Growth & Opportunity in Each Region (GO Virginia)
Virginia Initiative for Growth and Opportunity
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Virginia Pooled Financing Program
Virginia Resources Authority
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity

Virginia Tax Increment Financing
Virginia Economic Development Partnership
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Tax Increment Financing
Eligible Recipients: Local Government; For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity

Virginia Telecommunications Initiative (VATI)
Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development
Eligible Geography: Virginia
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

Volume Cap Program
Ohio Development Services Agency
Eligible Geography: Ohio
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business
Eligible Purpose: General Infrastructure; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; Building Connectivity

West Virginia Rural Health Infrastructure Loan Fund
Center for Rural Health Development
Eligible Geography: West Virginia
Program Type: Loan
Eligible Recipients: Anchor Institution; For-Profit Business; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Anchor Institution Connectivity; Building Connectivity; Broadband Enabled Devices (Healthcare)

Workforce Development in Telecommunication Sector: Apprenticeship Investments in Support of Broadband and 5G
Department of Labor
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Higher Education Institution
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
Department of Labor
Eligible Geography: Nationwide
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Other
Eligible Purpose: Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training; Digital Inclusion/Digital Skills Training

X-Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Eligible Geography: Alabama
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: For-Profit Business; Internet Service Provider; Non-Profit Organization
Eligible Purpose: Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity

X-Area Development Program
Appalachian Regional Commission
Eligible Geography: Appalachian Counties Served by ARC
Program Type: Grant
Eligible Recipients: Local Government
Eligible Purpose: Building Connectivity; Anchor Institution Connectivity; Last Mile Connectivity; Middle Mile Connectivity; General Infrastructure; Broadband-Technologies Workforce Training