The Arizona Broadband Development Grant Program (ABDG) will enable local communities to construct or improve broadband infrastructure. The historic investment will build on the progress of recent years and strengthen communities’ capacity and competitiveness for economic growth. The ABDG is intended to bridge the digital divide and enhance the connectivity for Arizona’s citizens, businesses, healthcare institutions, government establishments, and education sector.
Grants will serve both rural and urban parts of the state, and will reimburse costs associated with activities directly related to the construction, installation, or improvement of broadband infrastructure. Eligible applicants will include broadband service providers, local governments, Native American tribes, schools, libraries and more.
An individual ABDG-Rural award cannot exceed $10,000,000. Eligible applicants for ABDG-Rural must be within the following counties: Apache, Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, La Paz, Mohave, Navajo, Pinal, Santa Cruz, Yavapai and Yuma.
An individual ABDG-Urban award cannot exceed $5,000,000. Eligible applicants for ABDG-Urban must be within the following counties: Maricopa and Pima.
Grant applications must be received by January 31, 2022 at 5 p.m. MST.