Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development: National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Feasibility Study Funding

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Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs is soliciting proposals from Indian Tribes, as defined at 25 U.S.C.

§ 5304(e), for grant funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and broadband over power lines (BPL).TBG grants may be used to fund an assessment of the current broadband services, if any, that are available to an applicant’s community; an engineering assessment of new or expanded broadband services; an estimate of the cost of building or expanding a broadband network; a determination of the transmission medium(s) that will be employed; identification of potential funding and/or financing for the network; and consideration of financial and practical risks associated with developing a broadband network.The purpose of the NTBG is to improve the quality of life, spur economic development and commercial activity, create opportunities for self-employment, enhance educational resources and remote learning opportunities, and meet emergency and law enforcement needs by bringing broadband services to Native American communities that lack them.

Feasibility studies funded through NTBG will assist Tribes to make informed decisions regarding deployment or expansion of broadband in their communities.
Related Programs

Indian Economic Development

Department of the Interior


Agency: Department of the Interior

Office: Bureau of Indian Affairs

Estimated Funding: $1,200,000


Who's Eligible





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
ILAB website

Additional Information of Eligibility:
American Indian Tribes as defined at 25 U.S.C.

§ 5304(e)

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.dol.gov/ilab/

Contact:


Agency Email Description:
Professional

Agency Email:


Date Posted:
2020-04-06

Application Due Date:


Archive Date:
2020-07-15




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