California Advanced Services Fund: Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Account

Portal ID:
14234
Status:
Forecasted
Opportunity Type:
  • Grant
Last Updated:

Details

Purpose:

The California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Account (Consortia Grant Account) funds grants are available to facilitate the deployment of broadband services by assisting CASF infrastructure grant applicants in the project development or grant application process or assisting broadband deployment projects related to programs created under Senate Bill (SB) 156 and Assembly Bill (AB) 164.

Description:

Moneys in the Consortia Grant Account shall be available for grants to eligible consortia to facilitate deployment of broadband services by assisting CASF infrastructure applicants in the project development or grant application process or assisting broadband deployment projects related to programs created under SB 156 and AB 164. The Commission will award grants based only upon the budgeted level of program activities approved for each Consortium, subject to a maximum funding cap of $200,000 per year per Consortium, plus up to $10,000 (per consortium for up to 5 representatives) for attendance to at least one of the annual public workshops held pursuant to Public Utilities Code, ยง 281. Where an application seeks multi-year funding, however, the application must still present separate year-by-year annual Work Plans and budgets. Awards granted may be less than the allowed maximum amounts in order to leverage available funding. Any CASF grants awarded will be limited to and apply only to activities and programs that are not already funded by any other public or private sources.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Business
  • Nonprofit
  • Public Agency

Consortiums which may include, representatives of organizations, including but not limited to local and regional government, public safety, elementary and secondary education, health care, libraries, post-secondary education, community-based organizations, tourism, parks and recreation, agricultural, business, workforce organizations and air pollution control or air quality management districts. Refer to Consortia Grant website for more info.

Important Dates

Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Dependent on review.
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
Refer to website.
Anticipated Open Date
Solicitation open as needed.

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
$10,710,000
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Dependent
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
No
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
No
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State
Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.

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