USDA Broadband ReConnect Funds Available Now

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently announced its 4th round of Broadband ReConnect grant funds and the deadline is fast approaching. Fill out this form to receive a free consult to determine if your community is eligible and let our Broadband Services Team guide you to prepare your application. 
 

Broadband Services

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The recently enacted Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has introduced significant funding for broadband development to help close the digital divide and ensure all Americans have access to reliable, high speed, and affordable Internet. This comes in addition to broadband funding available through other state and federal programs, such as the American Rescue Plan Act, to improve economic resiliency, increase access to healthcare services, and enrich educational experiences.
 
In response to the IIJA, GrantWorks established an entire department 100% dedicated to the management and oversight of broadband grants. Some of our customers include State, Local, and Tribal governments, State Broadband Offices, Economic Development Organizations, Industrial Development Agencies, as well as Internet Service Providers (ISPs).

GrantWorks' Broadband Services Team provides:

  • Time-sensitive & critical technical support to identify unserved and under-served broadband coverage areas
  • Ability to leverage any allocated state/federal funds to secure other available funding sources
  • Assistance in the procurement of optimal broadband providers to construct open and accessible public broadband infrastructure
Broadband Fact Sheet
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    Our Approach to Broadband Consulting Services

    GrantWorks stands ready to deliver our highly specialized grants and fund management skills to simplify the complexity of federal funds project management while guaranteeing, through strategic planning, viability for implementation and sustainability for your community.

    25+ Years

    Specialized Telecommunications
    & Broadband Experience

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    Tom Simone
    VP, Broadband Services


    25+ Years

    Specialized Telecom & Broadband Experience

    Our Vice President of Broadband Services, Tom Simone, brings 25+ years of specialized telecommunications and broadband experience to the GrantWorks team, including the evaluation of numerous federal, state, and local government broadband grants.
     

    25+ Years

    Specialized Telecommunications
    & Broadband Experience

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    Tom Simone
    VP, Broadband Services

    25+ Years

    Specialized Telecom & Broadband Experience

    Our Vice President of Broadband Services,
    Tom Simone, brings 25+ years of specialized telecom and broadband experience to the GrantWorks team, including the evaluation
    of numerous federal, state, and local
    government broadband grants.
     
    Our Vice President of Broadband Services, Tom Simone,
    brings 25+ years of specialized telecom and broadband
    experience to the GrantWorks team, including the
    evaluation of numerous federal, state, and local
    government broadband grants.
     

    370+ Employees

    Nationwide Grant Subject Matter Experts

    With a national workforce of over 370 professionals, our subject matter experts are equipped to handle all types of grant programs - we have successfully assisted over 450 State, County, and City government entities with disaster recovery, community and economic development, housing, infrastructure, planning, transportation, and broadband grant program management services.
     

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    370+ Employees

    Nationwide Grant
    Subject Matter Experts

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    With a national workforce of over 370 professionals, our subject matter experts are equipped to handle all types of grant programs - we have successfully assisted over 450 State, County, and City government entities with disaster recovery, community and economic development, housing, infrastructure, planning, transportation, and broadband grant program management services.
     
    With a national workforce of over 370 professionals,
    our subject matter experts are equipped to handle all
    types of grant programs - we have successfully assisted
    over 450 State, County, and City government entities with
    disaster recovery, community and economic development,
    housing, infrastructure, planning, transportation, and
    broadband grant program management services.
     

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    43+ Years

    Grant Program Management Experience

    Over the last 43 years, GrantWorks' agility has propelled its development into one of the nation’s leading grant services providers. By securing and administering more than $8 billion in assistance to hundreds of our nation’s communities, we have helped to further the success of future generations.
     

    43+ Years

    Grant Program
    Management Experience

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    Over the last 43 years, GrantWorks' agility has propelled its development into one of the
    nation’s leading grant services providers. By securing and administering more than $8
    billion
    in assistance to hundreds of our
    nation’s communities, we have helped to
    further the success of future generations.
     
    Over the last 43 years, GrantWorks' agility has propelled its development into one of the nation’s leading grant services providers. By securing and administering more than $8
    billion
    in assistance to hundreds of our nation’s communities,
    we have helped to further the success of future generations.
     



    Our Broadband Services

    GrantWorks' Broadband Services Department provides an advisor and partner with the ideal blend of specialized, in-house grant management, including consulting, research, data analysis, mapping, and project management for all aspects of broadband deployment grants. Partner with us to leverage our 43+ years of experience to understand, participate in, and implement broadband grants to help your community bridge the digital divide. We offer the following services:
    • Pre-Grant Consulting
      Grantworks has managed multiple types of federal funding (i.e., ARPA, FEMA, DOT) for 40+ years and is experienced in “braiding” multiple grants and identifying eligibility and compliance criteria for each funding source. Work with our expert teams to navigate Broadband grant funding mechanisms and avoid spending limited taxpayer resources on additional staff for potentially short-term positions.
    • Procurement Services
      Our top-rated application and implementation team stands ready to assist your community with a variety of procurement services to obtain vendors for broadband deployment projects.
    • Broadband Availability Data Analysis & Mapping
      GrantWorks GIS Analysts are fully equipped to provide mapping and data analysis to identify eligible broadband service areas as well as potential areas with disproportionate impacts. We can also layer mapping data from providers to represent the scope of proposed broadband projects.
    • Grant Program Management
      Our empowered employees and executive team work with you to make decisions in your best interest for Project management, to include coordination with broadband providers and grant compliance. We will help you avoid non-compliance scenarios that can result in a wide range of unwelcome outcomes, including costly schedule delays, unfavorable public disclosures, notices of regulatory findings, and federal funds’ clawback.
    • Provider Negotiation
      GrantWorks will take the lead in negotiating technical and operational details with ISPs to ensure optimal outcomes for your community.


    Broadband Funding Sources

    The below funding opportunities are available for broadband deployment in your community. GrantWorks will update information as it is made available.

    National Telecommunications and Information Administration

    On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law, building upon other funding sources for broadband deployment to lay critical groundwork for widespread access and affordability of broadband. Listed below are some of the main IIJA programs being implemented by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).

      American Rescue Plan Act

      The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) is a funding program administrated by the Department of Treasury to provide fast and direct economic assistance for American workers, families, small businesses, and industries. It continues many of the programs started by the CARES Act (2020) and Consolidated Appropriations Act (2021) by adding new phases, new allocations, and new guidance to address continuing pandemic-related crises, and fund recovery efforts in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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