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Municipal Infrastructure Program

Grants to construct last mile, open access, public broadband infrastructure
Municipal Infrastructure Program

Overview

Snapshot
  • Eligible Public Applicants
    • Municipalities, Tribal Nations, Non-Profits
    • Municipal Utilities, Utility Co-Ops
  • Eligible Private Applicants
    • ISPs, MSPs, Infrastructure Builders & Owners
  • Funding Amount
    • Total funding available: $228 Million
    • Grant size: $30 million max per award
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The Municipal Infrastructure Program will support the development of open-access and publicly owned and/or controlled last mile fiber broadband infrastructure to deliver reliable high-speed internet service to homes, businesses, and community anchor institutions across the state.

Grants will be provided to municipalities, non-profits, and other entities to construct open and accessible public broadband infrastructure. ConnectALL expects the infrastructure deployed to be owned or managed by municipalities, state and local authorities, entities established pursuant to Section 99-y of the New York State General Municipal Law, not-for-profit entities, and/or other entities. The infrastructure will be publicly controlled with stipulations on its use to ensure long-term adherence to ConnectALL standards.

The Municipal Infrastructure Program will prioritize new public broadband infrastructure that will be made available on an open-access, non-discriminatory basis to private Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Managed Service Providers (MSPs) to provide New Yorkers with high-quality, reliable, and affordable service options. The program will facilitate a variety of models of municipal broadband and public-private partnership, where eligible public entities, Tribal Nations, municipal utilities and utility cooperatives can partner with private partners like ISPs, MSPs, and broadband infrastructure builders and owners.

The Municipal Infrastructure Program will prioritize projects that address unserved and underserved locations and address ConnectALL’s mandate to develop a robust, equitable broadband marketplace.  Review the Municipal Infrastructure Program Request for Application package below.

Program Dates

ConnectALL will accept applications to the program on a phased basis, as described in the chart below, until the available funds are committed or until ConnectALL pauses or closes the Request For Application. Phase 1, 2, and 3 are open to Eligible Public Applicants. ConnectALL reserves the right to modify the schedule or add phases in order to meet the goals of the program and timeline required by the Treasury's Capital Projects Fund. 

Application ProcessEligible ApplicantsApplication Due Date
Phase 1Eligible Public ApplicantsMarch 8, 2024
Phase 2Eligible Public ApplicantsApril 19, 2024
Phase 3Eligible Public and Private ApplicantsJuly 12, 2024

December 31, 2026: Deadline for substantial completion of projects 

Eligible Applicants

Eligible Public Applicants
  • Public Entities: Municipalities (cities, counties, towns, villages); Tribal Nations; state and local authorities; entities established pursuant to Section 99-y of the NYS General Municipal Law; not-for-profit entities with authorization from public entities; and regional planning boards formed under the provisions of NYS General Municipal Law.
  • Municipal Utilities: Local government entities, including those established by a municipality as nonprofit
  • Utility Cooperatives

 

Eligible Private Partner Applicants
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • Managed Service Providers (MSPs)
  • Broadband Infrastructure Builders
  • Broadband Infrastructure Owners

How to Apply

U.S. Department of Treasury Award to ConnectALL

Contact Us

Please send your questions regarding the Municipal Infrastructure Program to: [email protected]

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