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Where’s The Funding?

Don’t let the knowledge gap be a hurdle in your participation in the Infrastructure Act’s Broadband, Equity, Access and Deployment (BEAD) program. Let the Fiber Broadband Association and Broadband.money guide you through the funding process. Join our half-hour webinars once a month. We’ll bring clarity to the confusion and make the application process easy.

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Where's The Funding? Episode 1: Intro to BEAD Matching Funds

Gary Bolton

Jase Wilson

Mike Faloon

Gary Bolton

Jase Wilson

Mike Faloon

The first episode in the free-to-attend 12-part series to help members understand, navigate, and obtain matching funds for broadband grants.

Jan 18, 2023

04:00PM - 04:30PM GMT

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Episode 2: BEAD Matching Funds Deep Dive

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

Don't miss out! Learn what the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has in mind for how you can provide match funding for your IIJA BEAD grant.

Wednesday, February 15

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 3: Intro to the Capital Stack, Private Sources

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

Debt vs Credit vs Public vs Private: Sources, Types, Requirements, Constraints as Matching Funds

Wednesday, March 15

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 4: Intro to Private Sources of Funding: Banks, Family Offices, Foundations and More

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

Attend this special 2-hour episode to learn about the many “flavors” and sources of matching funds. Learn about them from a master of the full capital stack.

Wednesday, April 19

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 5: Navigating Letter of Credit

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

Matching funds don’t need to come from private sources. How might applicants leverage public funding sources, such as TCPF proceeds?

Wednesday, May 17

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 6: Securing Matching Funds Efficiently

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

What do you need? It depends on your state(s). Let’s look at the differences by state.

Wednesday, June 21

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 7: Alternative Sources, Types and Requirements, Constraints as Matching Funds

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

Get a grip on the corners of the capital markets, alternatives, exotics, and more. While they might not directly support your matching funds requirements, you should know you have options in your full capital stack.

Wednesday, July 19

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 8: Tapping the Municipal Markets: Community Network Edition

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

Is your community Interested in community ownership, now or later? Municipal bonds can offer a low cost way to bring grant-funded broadband projects to life. Learn the basics, including how municipal takeouts work.

Wednesday, August 16

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 9: Tapping the Municipal Markets: PABs, RANs, GRANs, Oh My!

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

There’s more to the municipal market than meets the eye! Learn about little known corners and tools you can use to fund up win/win/win public private partnerships.

Wednesday, September 20

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 10: Stacking It All Together: Designing Your Robust, Resilient, Responsive Capital Stack

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

Have you built a house of cards or a cement fortress? How you put your financial pieces together matters as much as where you get them. Learn to build well.

Wednesday, October 18

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 11: Advanced Tips & Tricks: Navigating Matching Funds Like A Pro

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

You’ve mastered the basics, now learn how to save time and points with tips from the experts.

Wednesday, November 15

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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Episode 12: Lining Up Dozens of Matching Funding Sources Without Going Crazy

Gary Bolton

TBA

Gary Bolton

TBA

You don’t need to have 100 different conversations with 100 different providers. Learn how to leverage the matching funds marketplace to save time and get offers.

Wednesday, December 20

11:00AM - 11:30PM EST

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