Broadband Technology Deadline Extended

Recovery Act – Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP)

Original Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 15, 2010 NTIA has granted a limited extension of time to file infrastructure. Specifically, applicants for BTOP Comprehensive Community Infrastructure projects will have until 5 p.m. EDT, March 26th to file their applications to NTIA. Applications in NTIA’s two other project categories – Public Computer Centers and Sustainable Broadband Adoption – remain due at 5 p.m. EDT, March 15th.

Current Closing Date for Applications:
Mar 15, 2010 NTIA has granted a limited extension of time to file infrastructure applications. Specifically, applicants for BTOP Comprehensive Community Infrastructure projects will have until 5 p.m. EDT, March 26th to file their applications to NTIA. Applications in NTIA’s two other project categories – Public Computer Centers and Sustainable Broadband Adoption – remain due at 5 p.m. EDT, March 15th.

American Recovery and reinvestment Act of 2009, Pub. L. 111-5 Stat 115 (2009)

Expected Number of Awards:
300

Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,600,000,000
Award Ceiling: $150,000,000
Award Floor: $500,000

CFDA Number(s):
11.557 — Broadband Technology Opportunities Program

Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:
Yes (20%, can be in-kind services)

The following entities are eligible to apply for assistance: (1) States, local governments, or any agency, subdivision, instrumentality, or political subdivision thereof; (2) The District of Columbia; (3) A territory or possession of the United States; (4) An Indian tribe (as defined in section 4 of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (25 U.S.C. § 450b); (5) A native Hawaiian organization; (6) a non-profit foundation, a non-profit corporation, a non-profit institution, or a non profit association; (7) other non-profit entities; (8) for-profit corporations; (9) limited liability companies; and (10) cooperative or mutual organizations.

Agency Name
Department of Commerce
Description
BTOP provides grants to support the deployment of broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas, to enhance broadband capacity at public computer centers, and to encourage sustainable adoption of broadband service. Through this support, BTOP will also advance the Recovery Act’s objectives to spur job creation and stimulate long-term economic growth and opportunity.

If you believe your community may benefit from a partnership arrangement, the website http://match.broadbandusa.gov/BTOPpartners/BPMhome.aspx is a way to contact service providers who may be interested in such an arrangement.

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Broadband Technology Deadline Extended

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