Access to the Internet is important for telehealth, education, and work. But not all Americans can get online. Rural, tribal, and low-income communities often lack reliable high-speed Internet.
The American Rescue Plan’s Capital Projects Fund provides $10 billion to help these communities deliver vital services. Eligible states, territories, freely associated states, and Tribal governments can apply for funding to build high-speed Internet infrastructure. Funds support capital projects that help deliver online services. Projects should promote virtual work, learning, and health monitoring.
Awards to States, Territories, and Freely Associated States
On June 7, 2022, the Capital Projects Fund announced its first awards to Louisiana, New Hampshire, Virginia, and West Virginia, totaling more than $500 million to increase access to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet to more than 200,000 homes and businesses. On July 14, 2022, the Capital Projects Fund announced four additional awards to Kansas, Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota, totaling over $350 million to increase access to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet to an estimated 84,000 homes and businesses.
Awards to Tribal Governments
Treasury has already approved a number of Tribal projects, making funds available for eligible investments. Treasury will continue to update this list of Capital Projects Fund Awards for Tribal Governments to share information about the approved projects.
More information about the Capital Projects Fund and the awards that have been announced to date can be found on the Capital Projects Fund website.