How to Apply

How to Apply

The Grant Application Cycle

The Broadband Deployment Board holds two grant application cycles per year. Applications for the first cycle are due by January 15th of each year. Applications for the second cycle are due by July 15th of each year.



See the most recent webinar hosted by the Broadband Fund regarding the next grant application cycle

Grant Application Cycle Webinar

The Application Process

You could qualify for funding to bring broadband access to your community. Learn more about the application process and what's required to submit. Contact us with any questions and prior to beginning the application process. We're happy to help guide you.

Broadband Application Process

Does my Community Qualify?

Applicants must meet certain minimum requirements including:

  • Lie outside municipal boundaries or have a population of less than 7,500
  • The project is new, not already in progress
  • Funds will be used for infrastructure, not operations


How and When are Applicants Selected?

Applications are selected by the Board according to statutory requirements and policy. Criteria include:

  • Strong connections to larger broadband plans
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Demonstrated benefit to area economic development, education, telehealth, etc.