New York State Funding
As part of her 2022 State of the State address, Governor Hochul announced the $1+ billion ConnectALL initiative — the largest ever investment in New York's 21st century infrastructure. This initiative will deliver affordable internet access to millions of New Yorkers, bolster digital equity, and transform the state's digital infrastructure through new investments. A cornerstone of the ConnectALL initiative is to empower municipalities to assess and solve their unique connectivity challenges through investments in local planning, public infrastructure, and internet expansion in rural areas.
Additional information on New York State funding programs will be available soon. If you would like to receive updates about broadband funding when it becomes available please send us an email and we’ll notify you when there’s an update.
- Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) helps low-income households to pay for broadband service and internet connected devices.
- Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds can be used to support eligible broadband infrastructure projects.
- Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) POWER Initiative can provide communities with grant funding for broadband planning if the community is located in ARC territory.
- USDA ReConnect Loan and Grant Program provides loans and grants for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas. The application window is OPEN until 11:59 A.M. Eastern on March 9, 2022.
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) offers a number of broadband programs to support municipalities and maintains a clearinghouse though BroadbandUSA with additional resources.