Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA)
12/30/19 11:59 PM CST
Grants to Alabama businesses to increase the availability of high-speed broadband internet services in rural and unserved areas of the State. This program recognizes that internet services are essential for education, economic development, emergency services, and health care.
ADECA shall ensure that not less than 40 percent of the funds awarded will be awarded to projects serving unincorporated areas. Further, grants awarded for middle mile and anchor institution projects shall not exceed 40 percent of the total funds appropriated for grants on an annual basis.
Individual grant awards will be for projects in unserved areas, and may not exceed the lesser of 35 percent of the project cost, or $1,500,000 for projects that will be capable of transmitting broadband signals at or above the minimum service threshold.
GrantWatch ID#: 183631
- The total grant amount cannot exceed the lesser of 35 percent of total project costs, or $1,500,000.
- Any award of state funds under this act, when combined with other forms of state or federal support or assistance dedicated to the project, other than interest—bearing loans, may not exceed 60 percent of the total project costs.
Projects must be completed within two years of the effective date of the grant agreement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Applications shall be submitted in .pdf format by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding the Alabama Broadband Accessibility Fund, please send questions to Maureen Neighbors at the email address above, or call (334) 242-5292
401 Adams Avenue, Suite 560
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-4325
Post Office Box 5690
Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5690
ADECA Broadband map showing unserved areas: https://adeca.alabama.gov/Divisions/energy/broadband/Broadband%20Docs/Alabama_Broadband_Eligibility_Map_Unserved_Areas.pdf
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