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  Funding Opportunity Details
 
 -409811-Broadband Grant Program - Empower Rural Iowa - NOFA #006
  Broadband Grant Program - Empower Rural Iowa
  Application Deadline: 07/28/2021 5:00 PM
 
 
Award Amount Range: $0.00 - $97,500,000.00
Project Start Date: 07/01/2021
Project End Date: 04/30/2025
Award Announcement Date:
Eligible Applicant:
Program Officer: Jessica Turba
Phone: 515-321-6404 x
Email: jessica.turba2@iowa.gov
Categorical Area: IT/Telecommunications
 
 
Description
 
 

In accordance with Iowa Code section 8B.11 and corresponding implementing rules found at Iowa Admin. Code ch. 129—22, the purpose of this NOFA is to solicit Applications from Communications Service Providers for Broadband Infrastructure Projects that will have the greatest overall effect of reducing or eliminating Targeted Service Areas. Targeted Service Areas are areas within which, as of July 1, 2021, no Communication Service Provider offered or facilitated Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 Broadband service. This grant round is based on renewed Targeted Service Area determinations published to an updated version of the Statewide Broadband Availability Map on July 1, 2021 at: https://ocio.iowa.gov/broadband-availability-map-version-4. These determinations and this map identify the geographic areas in the State of Iowa in which grant funds under this program are available.

For purposes of this NOFA and in accordance with Iowa Code section 8B.11, the amount the Office awards using the monies available under this NOFA shall be distributed across the following categories:

  • 80% of total available funds are made available to Projects that will result in the installation of Broadband Infrastructure that will Facilitate at least 100/100 Broadband or faster in Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Targeted Service Areas or 100/20 Broadband or faster in Tier 1 Targeted Service Areas.
  • 20% of total available funds are made available to projects that will result in the installation of Broadband Infrastructure that will Facilitate Broadband in Difficult to Serve Areas.
     
 
 
 
 Attachments
 
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Description File Name File Size
Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grants Core Application Broadband_Grants_Core_Application_NOFA006_21.06.02.xlsm 1.8 MB
Exhibit A - Notice of Funding Availability Exhibit A -- Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA #006).pdf 439 KB
Exhibit E - Grant Agreement Exhibit E - Grant Agreement (NOFA#006) (2).docx 632 KB
Exhibit F- Certification Letter Exhibit F - Certification Letter (NOFA #006).docx 612 KB
Exhibit G - Request for Confidentiality Exhibit G - Request for Confidentiality - Form 22 (NOFA #006).docx 612 KB
Exhibit H - Application Checklist Exhibit H - Application Checklist (NOFA #006).docx 612 KB
Exhibit I - Iowa Grants Application Instructions Exhibit I - Grant Application Instruction Guide (NOFA #006).pdf 2.5 MB
Exhibit J - Project Selection and Data Export Instructions Exhibit J - Project Selection and Data Export_Import Instructions (NOFA #006).pdf 383 KB
Addendum 1 - Written Questions and Answers written_questions_and_answers_nofa_006.pdf 209 KB
 
 
 Website Links
 
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URL Description
https://ocio.iowa.gov/broadband-availability-map-version-4 Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Availability Map V4
https://ocio.iowa.gov/empower-rural-iowa-broadband-grant-program-notice-funding-availability-006 Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program Posting of NOFA #006 Materials
 
 
 
 
 
 
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