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Programs

Overview

President Biden wants to connect everyone in America to affordable, reliable high-speed Internet. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law provides $65 billion in funding to help achieve that goal. These funds add to and support existing programs that expand Internet access and use.

Four agencies are leading this historic effort: the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Department of the Treasury, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Programs support high-speed Internet planning, infrastructure, and adoption. We define these terms as follows:

  • Planning: Data collection, mapping, and feasibility studies to help develop Internet expansion projects.
  • Infrastructure: Infrastructure for high-speed Internet deployment.
  • Adoption: Activities that ensure users can access and meaningfully use high-speed Internet. Includes subsidies, equipment, public access, digital literacy, skills training, workforce development, telehealth, and remote learning.

The goal of these programs is to achieve digital equity through improved access and intentional, inclusive planning that leads to effective, impactful outcomes. Because everyone in America should have access to reliable and affordable high-speed Internet.

If you need help with project planning or technical support, visit BroadbandUSA. To view these and additional broadband Federal Funding opportunities, visit BroadbandUSA's Federal Funding site.

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Program Description STATUS Agency What it funds
Affordable Connectivity Program

The Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides $14.2 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  to provide eligible households with a discount of up to $30/month ($75/month on qualifying Tribal lands) for high-speed Internet service, and up to $100 discount toward a desktop, laptop, or tablet computer offered by participating Internet service providers.  

Not Accepting Applications
FCC
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

The Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program provides $42.45 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  to expand high-speed Internet access by funding planning, infrastructure deployment, and adoption programs across the country.

Initial Proposal Submitted
NTIA
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
  • Planning, Engineering, Feasibility, and Sustainability
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Broadband Infrastructure Program

The Broadband Infrastructure Program (BIP) provided $288 million for states and Internet providers to expand Internet access to areas without service, especially to rural areas. 

Projects Underway
NTIA
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
Capital Projects Fund

The Capital Projects Fund (CPF) provides $10 billion from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan to states, territories, freely associated states, and Tribal governments to fund critical capital projects that enable work, education, and health monitoring in response to the public health emergency, including high-speed Internet infrastructure. ​

*Figure represents dedicated high-speed Internet funding.

Open
Department of Treasury
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
  • Planning, Engineering, Feasibility, and Sustainability
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

The Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program (CMC) provided $268 million to help colleges and institutions that serve minority and Tribal communities. 

Projects Underway
NTIA
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Digital Equity Act Programs

The Digital Equity Act 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. 

Open
NTIA
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

The Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program provides $1 billion from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law  to reduce the cost of bringing high-speed Internet service to unserved and underserved communities by connecting local networks to major networks. 

Projects Underway
NTIA
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
ReConnect Loan and Grant Program

The ReConnect Loan and Grant Program is a $1.9  billion program funded through President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law that provides funds for the cost of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide high-speed Internet service in eligible rural areas.

Not Accepting Applications
USDA
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program

Broadband connections and digital literacy are increasingly critical to individual participation in the society, economy, and civic institutions of the United States. Broadband connections expand access to health care and essential services, education, and jobs.

Open
NTIA
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program

The State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program supports the creation of community-centric solutions. It provides resources to community organizations to help scale digital literacy programs. These programs give people the skills they need to effectively use the Internet. We're looking for projects that promote meaningful adoption and use of high-speed Internet service.

Planning Grant Awarded
NTIA
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) is a $3 billion program, from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, to support Tribal governments bringing high-speed Internet to Tribal lands, including telehealth, distance learning, affordability, and digital inclusion initiatives.  

Not Accepting Applications
NTIA
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
  • Planning, Engineering, Feasibility, and Sustainability
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Round 1 (2021)

The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP) is a $3 billion program, from President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and the Consolidated Appropriations Act, to support Tribal governments bringing high-speed Internet to Tribal lands, including telehealth, distance learning, affordability, and digital inclusion initiatives.

Projects Underway
NTIA
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
  • Planning, Engineering, Feasibility, and Sustainability
  • Broadband Use and Adoption
Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program Round 2 (2023)

This second round of funding from the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program will make approximately $980 million available on Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian lands for deployment of Internet infrastructure, affordability programs, telehealth and distance learning initiatives.

Open
NTIA
  • Broadband Infrastructure Deployment
  • Planning, Engineering, Feasibility, and Sustainability
  • Broadband Use and Adoption