BEAD :$993.1 M
Treasury Capital Projects Fund: $190.2 M
The Arizona Commerce Authority coordinates the distribution of funds to ISP’s and rural municipalities in need. Information on State and Federal Grant opportunities are available for ISPs and municipalities to apply. They're neatly categorized by program.
The state's FY2022 program will provide $100 million in broadband expansion grants to unserved or underserved areas. The money comes from the federal American Rescue Plan.
Eligible projects are those that impact a broad a group of population as possible. Broadband speeds of 100x100 Mbps are preferable and minimum acceptable speeds of 100x25 Mbps over at least five years is required.
Applicants need to provide a 10% cash match of total eligible project costs.
"The Arizona Broadband Development Grant program is intended to bridge the digital divide and enhance the connectivity for Arizona’s citizens, businesses, healthcare institutions, government establishments, and education sector," according to the grant web site.
Details, eligibility, application forms and contact information are available here.
Grant applications must be received by January 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. MST