NTIA Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program Grants Available

Staff Report

Thursday, May 19th, 2022

The Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Grant (MMG) Program provides funding for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and extend middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting areas that are unserved or underserved to the internet backbone.

Grants can be used for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure, including:

Construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment
Engineering design, permitting and work related to project reviews
Personnel costs, incl. salaries and benefits for staff and consultants
Other costs necessary to programmatic activities
Sign up for the informational webinar on May 19 and others in the "Internet For All" Webinar Series

Download the program info sheet (one-pager)

Review the complete Funding Opportunity Announcement

Cost Sharing / Matching

The amount of a middle mile grant awarded to an eligible entity through this program may not exceed 70 percent of the total project cost. 

Application

Mark Your Calendars: this program will begin receiving applications on June 21, 2022. Complete application packets must be submitted electronically through the NTIA Application Portal.

Contact

InternetForAll@ntia.gov and middlemile@ntia.gov