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ICYMI: New federal grant opportunity for digital skills

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Amanda Bergson-Shilcock
Tue, Aug 10, 2021 7:15 PM

Hello colleagues,

I wanted to make sure you saw that the federal government has just
announced a new $268 million grant opportunity targeted at Minority-Serving
Institutions in higher education (such as HBCUs and Tribal Colleges) and
their nonprofit and other partners in low-income "anchor communities."
Grants are expected to range from $500k-$3 million in size and will run for
a two-year grant period.

The deadline to apply is December 1, 2021.

This is a powerful opportunity for nonprofits and other state and local
partners
to connect with their eligible higher education institutions in
their communities to get funding for the digital skills education,
training, and apprenticeships we all know are vital for workers --
especially workers of color -- to have access to good jobs.

I've highlighted key aspects of the federal Notice of Funding Opportunity
(aka RFP) below. Full links at bottom!

-Amanda

Applicants may request funding for projects that have at least ONE of the
following purposes:

[...]

  • iv. Improves use of broadband services by eligible MBEs [Minority
    Business Enterprises] and community-based organizations to deliver digital
    skills, digital inclusion, workforce development programs, and technology
    services in anchor communities;

[...]

  • vi. Builds digital skills and IT workforce capacity in HBCU, TCU, and
    MSI institutions, anchor communities, and MBE and tax-exempt consortia
    members, including STEM/STEAM, coding, cybersecurity, technician, and
    work-based learning programs;

  • vii. Assesses the needs of HBCU, TCU, and MSI anchor institutions and
    surrounding anchor communities and conducts planning related to online
    education, digital
    inclusion, workforce, and digital skills development

Full details in the official federal Notice of Funding Opportunity
https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335076. *Make
sure to review the Eligible Uses of Funds section *starting on page 30.

Don't forget to use stats from NSC's own Applying a Racial Equity Lens to
Digital Literacy
https://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Digital-Skills-Racial-Equity-Final.pdf

fact sheet if you decide to apply!

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BroadbandUSA Newsletter

August 2021

Department of Commerce’s NTIA to Begin Accepting Applications for $268
Million Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

NTIA recently released a Notice of Funding Opportunity
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for
the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program, which will direct $268
million for expanding broadband access and connectivity to eligible
Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges or
Universities (TCUs), minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and consortia
led by an HBCU, TCU, or MSI that also include a minority business
enterprise or tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

The Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program was established by the
Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Grants will be distributed to help
HBCUs, TCUs and MSIs purchase broadband service or equipment, hire IT
personnel, operate a minority business enterprise or a tax-exempt 501(c)(3)
organization, and facilitate educational instruction, including remote
instruction.

The Notice of Funding Opportunity published on grants.gov
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outlines
the requirements for grant applications and other information about the
program. Completed applications must be received by grants.gov no later
than 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1, 2021. In June, NTIA published the Final
Rule for the program

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which included programmatic scope, general guidelines, and described the
agency’s method to determine applicant eligibility and identify which
eligible recipients have the greatest unmet financial needs.

NTIA is holding a series of webinars to further inform the public. The
next Connecting
Minority Communities webinars

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will
be held on August 18 and 19.

Learn More on the CMC Webpage
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BroadbandUSA Webinars

Series on NTIA Broadband Connectivity Grant Programs

Grant application deadlines are coming up soon for the Broadband
Infrastructure Program and Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, so we
encourage you to attend the remainder of our August 2021 webinars to help
you complete your application package!

*Application Deadline: December 1, 2021    *

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Special EDA Spotlight: Secretary Gina Raimondo Announces $3 Billion
Investment in America’s Communities

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo recently announced
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that the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA)
will implement a series of programs, collectively called Investing in
America’s Communities, to equitably invest the $3 billion it received from
President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act to help communities across the
country build back better.

Investing in America’s Communities was launched with six Notices of Funding
Opportunity:

For those who are ready to dig into their specific programs EDA will have a
number of opportunities over the next few weeks. Webinars will be recorded
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Hello colleagues, I wanted to make sure you saw that the federal government has just announced a new $268 million grant opportunity targeted at Minority-Serving Institutions in higher education (such as HBCUs and Tribal Colleges) and their nonprofit and other partners in low-income "anchor communities." Grants are expected to range from $500k-$3 million in size and will run for a two-year grant period. *The deadline to apply is December 1, 2021*. This is a powerful opportunity for *nonprofits and other state and local partners* to connect with their eligible higher education institutions in their communities to get funding for the digital skills education, training, and apprenticeships we all know are vital for workers -- especially workers of color -- to have access to good jobs. I've highlighted key aspects of the federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (aka RFP) below. Full links at bottom! -Amanda *Applicants may request funding for projects that have at least ONE of the following purposes:* [...] - iv. Improves use of broadband services by eligible MBEs [Minority Business Enterprises] and community-based organizations to deliver digital skills, digital inclusion, workforce development programs, and technology services in anchor communities; [...] - vi. Builds digital skills and IT workforce capacity in HBCU, TCU, and MSI institutions, anchor communities, and MBE and tax-exempt consortia members, including STEM/STEAM, coding, cybersecurity, technician, and work-based learning programs; - vii. Assesses the needs of HBCU, TCU, and MSI anchor institutions and surrounding anchor communities and conducts planning related to online education, digital inclusion, workforce, and digital skills development *Full details* in the official federal Notice of Funding Opportunity <https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335076>. *Make sure to review the Eligible Uses of Funds section *starting on page 30. Don't forget to use stats from NSC's own *Applying a Racial Equity Lens to Digital Literacy <https://www.nationalskillscoalition.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Digital-Skills-Racial-Equity-Final.pdf>* fact sheet if you decide to apply! ---------- Forwarded message --------- From: <broadbandusa@osmmail.ntia.doc.gov> Date: Thu, Aug 5, 2021 at 1:20 PM Subject: BroadbandUSA August 2021 Newsletter To: BroadbandUSA Announcements <broadbandusa@osmmail.ntia.doc.gov> [image: Logo, company name Description automatically generated] *BroadbandUSA Newsletter* August 2021 *Department of Commerce’s NTIA to Begin Accepting Applications for $268 Million Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program* NTIA recently *released a Notice of Funding Opportunity* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.grants.gov%2Fweb%2Fgrants%2Fview-opportunity.html%3FoppId%3D335076&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978013942%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=oc62K6bk237m5%2BZCkAas9idH4sJ%2BL399uTqISVMKGMk%3D&reserved=0> for the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program, which will direct $268 million for expanding broadband access and connectivity to eligible Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs), minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and consortia led by an HBCU, TCU, or MSI that also include a minority business enterprise or tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. The Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program was established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. Grants will be distributed to help HBCUs, TCUs and MSIs purchase broadband service or equipment, hire IT personnel, operate a minority business enterprise or a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and facilitate educational instruction, including remote instruction. The Notice of Funding Opportunity *published on grants.gov* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.grants.gov%2Fweb%2Fgrants%2Fview-opportunity.html%3FoppId%3D335076&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978043800%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=22uAN7G4gflHmmsZCOAVvMnyFcaxPxf3JZPXW8UvNEY%3D&reserved=0> outlines the requirements for grant applications and other information about the program. Completed applications must be received by grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. EST on Dec. 1, 2021. In June, *NTIA published the Final Rule for the program* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ntia.gov%2Fpress-release%2F2021%2Fdepartment-commerce-s-ntia-releases-final-rule-268-million-connecting-minority&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978043800%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=ke3peufH4B8usxX4RHaZ4uXwq9uJOfsFTssmuHIxNaY%3D&reserved=0>, which included programmatic scope, general guidelines, and described the agency’s method to determine applicant eligibility and identify which eligible recipients have the greatest unmet financial needs. NTIA is holding a series of webinars to further inform the public. The next *Connecting Minority Communities webinars* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978053757%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=vWEp%2Fm6qqGdMO06Rfyn6qttkMk4%2FLj%2BzOise7r%2BHlSA%3D&reserved=0> will be held on August 18 and 19. *Learn More on the CMC Webpage* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fresources%2Fgrant-programs%2Fconnecting-minority-communities-pilot-program&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978053757%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=pDtzP5sIB%2FyEluvHwKdTd40QyGjsxQVR4p7G4QOPPy8%3D&reserved=0> *BroadbandUSA Webinars* Series on NTIA Broadband Connectivity Grant Programs Grant application deadlines are coming up soon for the Broadband Infrastructure Program and Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, so we encourage you to attend the remainder of our August 2021 webinars to help you complete your application package! - *Broadband Infrastructure Program* (August 5 <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events%2Fntia-grant-program-broadband-infrastructure-webinar-session-5b&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978063715%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=i0TBv%2FmPtVGO26Nl16tDETya4oXQXGLa5yZDtTarvJU%3D&reserved=0>): NTIA will provide a quick program overview, a detailed walkthrough of all the required application documents and processes, a review of some of the most frequently asked questions, and a live questions and answers portion. *Application Deadline: August 17, 2021* - *Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program* (August 11 <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events%2Fntia-grant-program-tribal-broadband-connectivity-webinar-session-5a&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978073669%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=JsYfutCIFX6lG3ahqKQmW%2FInpXSQKH9FZUHef36g43o%3D&reserved=0>, 12 <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events%2Fntia-grant-program-tribal-broadband-connectivity-webinar-session-5b&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978073669%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=z0AxJWK4XAiLkbHVjqqN3S1bgk%2F9C47EVKPLhBjg%2Fmc%3D&reserved=0>, 23 <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events%2Fntia-grant-program-tribal-broadband-connectivity-webinar-session-6a&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978083626%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=KjmBRAH%2BL6CAugAL0Q%2B1yd8IRmBchGNBXYx3bveF4K4%3D&reserved=0>, and 24 <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events%2Fntia-grant-program-tribal-broadband-connectivity-webinar-session-6b&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978083626%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=wnWHLaDCxsLcZ36BnnY46vqVRHZc8fA7zb2UpZY1kwM%3D&reserved=0>): NTIA will cover the top questions and answers they have received from potential applicants and have a live questions and answers portion to respond to other inquiries. *Application Deadline: September 1, 2021* - *CMC Pilot Program* (August 18 <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events%2Fntia-grant-program-connecting-minority-communities-webinar-session-5a&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978093591%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Ur4Ybd81bsfRA4FaOddLQutgt1EFj%2BFI7AK4wK7mwPE%3D&reserved=0> and 19 <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events%2Fntia-grant-program-connecting-minority-communities-webinar-session-5b&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978093591%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=CT%2BKtQcYJJ1DI3AhwCrRHr8Ccvmpv4EEkEJxfOIHlEA%3D&reserved=0>): NTIA will take a deeper dive into the recently released Notice of Funding Opportunity and share important information potential applicants need to know about eligibility, eligible uses of funding, application and submission information, application review information, and more. This will be followed by a live questions and answers portion for potential applicants. *Application Deadline: December 1, 2021 * You can register for all of our upcoming webinars on our website: *View Webinar Schedule* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fevents%2Flatest-events&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978093591%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=PGarQjKBl9EwgQFu9oPqh1dVEJVWT93OmxgB50JJFYI%3D&reserved=0> *Special EDA Spotlight: Secretary Gina Raimondo Announces $3 Billion Investment in America’s Communities* U.S. Secretary of Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo recently announced <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2FNEWS%2FPRESS-RELEASES%2F2021%2F07%2F22%2FAMERICAN-RESCUE-PLAN-PROGRAMS.HTM&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978103541%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=My%2B90V2VTDmO8t8RMPV8St2ncvs5jqyeaPpZreP5tNg%3D&reserved=0> that the Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) will implement a series of programs, collectively called Investing in America’s Communities, to equitably invest the $3 billion it received from President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act to help communities across the country build back better. Investing in America’s Communities was launched with six Notices of Funding Opportunity: - Build Back Better Regional Challenge <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Farpa%2Fbuild-back-better%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978113505%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=VrWDzllPleglMtUJa1fijd%2B17rv2sObWBvy1nUIsTuw%3D&reserved=0> ($1 billion) - Good Jobs Challenge <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Farpa%2Fgood-jobs-challenge%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978133411%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=yN80u5CDVfH%2FXDtL5BFTQv8Cs3pMRHEpkdvRV0QkAMA%3D&reserved=0> ($500 million) - Economic Adjustment Assistance Challenge <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Farpa%2Feconomic-adjustment-assistance%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978133411%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=PIgvI5695Pm5eUciDMRH3AtQivZ1b5moXp635rtge0U%3D&reserved=0> ($500 million) - Indigenous Communities Challenge <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Farpa%2Findigenous%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978143361%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=VsapqZM3R%2Box%2BxO9ynuQ8JDIe6Ia6njzKOjMFbSWZOw%3D&reserved=0> ($100 million) - Travel, Tourism, and Outdoor Recreation Grants <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Farpa%2Ftravel-tourism%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978153330%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=8VzbUDMYLXZFwxmi2bPLO%2BeSrz7lKzom30FXYza0Wq0%3D&reserved=0> ($750 million) - Statewide Planning, Research, and Networks Grants <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Farpa%2Fplanning-grants%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978153330%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=5uI6S1HqImx%2FA%2FV375ftvwUeW%2Fi1wcfoUCpST6Xw8to%3D&reserved=0> ($90 million) For those who are ready to dig into their specific programs EDA will have a number of opportunities over the next few weeks. Webinars will be recorded and posted to the EDA’s YouTube Channel <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fuser%2FEDACommerce&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978163281%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=mnNY1tqiaduuCsiLNCLVQc%2B%2FxMofvhnv0vdkhcwSSB8%3D&reserved=0>. - Coal Communities Commitment Webinar <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprimetime.bluejeans.com%2Fa2m%2Fregister%2Fbjpubzub&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978163281%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=1ixHksOdA2JPc%2FYtqIumVHFbu8jOiqO9HIEJ2TSPBBU%3D&reserved=0> Thursday August 5 at 2:00pm ET - Research & Networks Webinar <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprimetime.bluejeans.com%2Fa2m%2Fregister%2Fwbyfpbtd&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978173235%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=Nn1rhWPuI0STHUFhhVUzaKOjL9ADSXueEvhiaFybwOU%3D&reserved=0> Friday, August 6 at 2:00pm ET - Economic Adjustment Assistance Webinar <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprimetime.bluejeans.com%2Fa2m%2Fregister%2Fecsqwsgk&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978173235%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=1lSlSUMQeAtKXyiuVjbEc7jpxsHrrvu9OnB66x7mF%2FA%3D&reserved=0> Monday, August 9 at 2:00pm ET - Indigenous Communities Webinar <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprimetime.bluejeans.com%2Fa2m%2Fregister%2Frucheatz&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978183191%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=KnFhhnzS7elH6BJT8JAQ6AcRiRW1uAKllvP49RDt2%2BY%3D&reserved=0> Tuesday, August 10 at 2:00pm ET - Good Jobs Challenge Webinar <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fprimetime.bluejeans.com%2Fa2m%2Fregister%2Fjtcxxuuc&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978193151%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=%2BvXnx1C6ibdTreeMw8UqVoAb8KI3yJLEQ3R0uTNQFr4%3D&reserved=0> Thursday, August 12 at 2:00pm ET *Did You Know? We Have a Resource for That! * The Digital Generation’s Classroom This back-to-school season, the power of broadband in education is more evident than ever. Students and teachers returning to the classroom – including those remaining remote – can look to the Internet to enhance the learning experience. Check out our “Digital Generation’s Classroom” infographic to see how technology is revolutionizing the way people learn. *View Infographic* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2Fpublication-pdfs%2Fbbusa_digital_generations_classroom.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978193151%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=ht%2Bwd%2FJSpDtoOrYYSQ%2FW2CpsOVU3zt%2FEJ1wTpuG6Igg%3D&reserved=0> *News & Updates * Federal Agency Updates *NTIA:* - NTIA, FCC and USDA Announce Interagency Agreement to Coordinate Broadband Funding Deployment | *NTIA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ntia.gov%2Fpress-release%2F2021%2Fntia-fcc-and-usda-announce-interagency-agreement-coordinate-broadband-funding&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978203105%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=tIWV7%2BxAJuorhWBFvyzkNTw0a1mk4MlZvBopzx8qRFU%3D&reserved=0> - Notice of Broadband Grant Programs Webinar Series | *NTIA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ntia.gov%2Ffederal-register-notice%2F2021%2Fnotice-broadband-grant-programs-webinar-series-0&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978203105%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=2MaJxBD6WTtRflC6EmeuUTGpBa4PiB%2FvoqihVvyEMM4%3D&reserved=0> - NTIA Grant Program: Connecting Minority Communities Webinar, Session 3 | *NTIA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fnews%2Flatest-news%2Fntia-grant-program-connecting-minority-communities-webinar-session-3&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978213063%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=ThRuzI1NrP%2FLfOn6UkX9AnIhEh0ZXS7JizlIutJKChU%3D&reserved=0> - NTIA Grant Program: Tribal Broadband Connectivity Webinar, Session 3 | *NTIA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fnews%2Flatest-news%2Fntia-grant-program-tribal-broadband-connectivity-webinar-session-3&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978213063%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=QBxZyR7dkQixb5wdlR9CsLx0rM7W%2F1W6dfjhHnIZdog%3D&reserved=0> - NTIA Grant Program: Broadband Infrastructure Webinar, Session 4 | *NTIA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fnews%2Flatest-news%2Fntia-grant-program-broadband-infrastructure-webinar-session-4&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978223017%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=QoM02KdYCUo%2BKXB15J5ywrHMzKt8ronL4sWEIaRc%2Bf0%3D&reserved=0> - July 19 BroadbandUSA Grants Roundup | *NTIA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fbroadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2F2021-07%2FBBUSA%2520Grants%2520Roundup%25207.19.2021.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978223017%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=xpScbWTDhBTvKib7myVkce%2F4WALGSmrHyANB8nKjQok%3D&reserved=0> *EDA:* - U.S. Department of Commerce Gina Raimondo Announces $3 Billion Investment in America’s Communities | *EDA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Fnews%2Fpress-releases%2F2021%2F07%2F22%2Famerican-rescue-plan-programs.htm&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978232973%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=JZQbTXf8CgqZGKrqkNb%2BusQ%2B8qRmDB16cGEvUfTWP58%3D&reserved=0> - U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $2.4 Million in CARES Act Recovery Assistance to Expand Broadband Infrastructure in Washtenaw County, Michigan | *EDA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Feda.gov%2Fnews%2Fpress-releases%2F2021%2F07%2F22%2Fwashtenaw-county-mi.htm&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978232973%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=48myfN0ioIKzR1Dk6N34jMNNuCv0JTH9ycd4NiLuuEQ%3D&reserved=0> *FCC:* - Acting Chairwoman Rosenworcel Announces Term Extension of the Commission’s Native Nations Communications Task Force and Seeks Nominations for Vacancies | *FCC* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.fcc.gov%2Fpublic%2Fattachments%2FDA-21-764A1.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978242929%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=05jvMRFD8wWlzT4b47Cv9XAWFz1xJeOV%2FBGW5vfREXE%3D&reserved=0> - FCC Seeks Nominations for Membership on Communications Equity and Diversity Council | *FCC* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.fcc.gov%2Fpublic%2Fattachments%2FDA-21-795A1.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978242929%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=tD%2FK%2Bmea7I5YI1ZMYwFcT6rpBgtme0G1FU%2B9Dvqsbrg%3D&reserved=0> - FCC Announces Release of Regional Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Data | *FCC* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fdocs.fcc.gov%2Fpublic%2Fattachments%2FDOC-373674A1.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978252885%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=7VVzCRJ38HeRHtuiBEugXsS8f7mlswHkYj1Wo2JR4fE%3D&reserved=0> *FirstNet:* - FirstNet Uplift Request Tool Provides Support During Extreme Network Congestion | *FirstNet Blog* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffirstnet.gov%2Fnewsroom%2Fblog%2Ffirstnet-uplift-request-tool-provides-support-during-extreme-network-congestion&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978252885%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=o7yyn1NTH3%2B6e9AB%2BfQ56xC0%2FxLSsuX7SeLeICbHcOU%3D&reserved=0> - FirstNet Provides a Lifeline for Utility Operators | First Responder Network Authority | *FirstNet Blog* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Ffirstnet.gov%2Fnewsroom%2Fblog%2Ffirstnet-provides-lifeline-utility-operators&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978262843%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=LJgTtnEo3hqrXGAVRAwd4mULXveHG064eTUd9rxTUGA%3D&reserved=0> - FirstNet Enhances Public Safety Situational Awareness, Interoperability and Security Capabilities | *All Things FirstNet* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fallthingsfirstnet.com%2Ffirstnet-enhances-public-safety-situational-awareness-interoperability-and-security-capabilities%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978262843%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=TqjzH947yVURAXZJWq4s7ZqQTNZubO%2BPcsle2%2FTrWNk%3D&reserved=0> *Treasury: *U.S. Department of Treasury Updates FAQs for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds, Includes Additional Clarity for Broadband | *Treasury* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fhome.treasury.gov%2Fsystem%2Ffiles%2F136%2FSLFRPFAQ.pdf&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978272797%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=McGjt6%2Bmaw3wL8W4fh8%2FmWbi9bx0OOEGPIGg5ImyoQ8%3D&reserved=0> *USDA:* - USDA Invests $21 Million in High-Speed Broadband in Rural New York | *USDA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.usda.gov%2Fmedia%2Fpress-releases%2F2021%2F07%2F06%2Fusda-invests-21-million-high-speed-broadband-rural-new-york&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978272797%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=po%2Fp1u%2BsC9oe3dJWvJ%2Ff%2BeuW%2FwRifQhFsx3DLEJ6VA0%3D&reserved=0> - House Ag OKs $43B Bill for USDA Broadband Programs | *Agweek* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.agweek.com%2Fnews%2Fgovernment-and-politics%2F7113380-House-Ag-OKs-43B-bill-for-USDA-broadband-programs&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978282753%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=qcfL9w469wKd3mL1HDec%2F%2BGCHNTPBIYOgSk6u0gqXAg%3D&reserved=0> State & Local News - *General: * - How Localities and States Can Prepare for Broadband Expansion | *Route Fifty* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.route-fifty.com%2Ftech-data%2F2021%2F07%2Fhow-localities-and-states-can-prepare-broadband-expansion%2F183841%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978282753%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=INq49dua1%2BbA0N2wu1sp8t%2FxVDqdEzCVql6rs9tCPiM%3D&reserved=0> - Which States Have Dedicated Broadband Offices, Task Forces, Agencies, or Funds? | *The Pew Charitable Trusts* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pewtrusts.org%2Fen%2Fresearch-and-analysis%2Farticles%2F2021%2F06%2F28%2Fwhich-states-have-dedicated-broadband-offices-task-forces-agencies-or-funds&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978292716%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=D1ZQBJJhzzlMoGQl97nmBVrnUjU5ain%2FFgLdxUlvEzU%3D&reserved=0> - *California: *Governor Newsom, Legislative Leaders Announce Historic Broadband Budget Bill | *CNBC* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2021%2F07%2F16%2Fvirginia-gov-northam-announces-plan-for-universal-broadband-by-2024.html&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978292716%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=LaifwWKBxxhU2SLBsLJmdW5ew7IDNoJfst78dYr9iaw%3D&reserved=0> - *Colorado: *Governor Signs Bills on Elections, Tribal Nations and Broadband Expansion | *KUSA* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.9news.com%2Farticle%2Fnews%2Flocal%2Flocal-politics%2Fgovernor-signs-elections-tribal-nations-broadband-expansion%2F73-c43e86c4-ca0c-409a-b433-083479585279&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978302668%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=GXIAIi821Ejj9Pv2TvVEi5MM94bMvZPwQI%2FaD5oO%2B2Q%3D&reserved=0> - *Maine: *Governor Mills Signs Proposal to Spend $1B in Federal Pandemic Stimulus Funds | *WABI* <https://gcc02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.wabi.tv%2F2021%2F07%2F19%2Fsenate-oks-stimulus-spending-pine-tree-power-veto-sustained%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cbroadbandusa%40osmmail.ntia.doc.gov%7C227681f8b22d43ff8da308d95833d8a3%7Cd6cff1bd67dd4ce8945dd07dc775672f%7C0%7C0%7C637637801978302668%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C1000&sdata=JFjLu%2BFSU4mU5hfjvn2UV2aN%2B4w1tm7CE5zFyt6Uz84%3D&reserved=0> - *Missouri: *If You Build It, Will They Come? 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