Arizona Broadband Development Grant Program
The Arizona Broadband Development Grant is funded by $3 million in taxpayer funding to expand broadband services in underserved rural areas across the state. The grant supports planning and deployment, enabling Arizona communities to more easily access broadband services at speeds and prices equal to national averages in rural areas, and provide consistent and reliable service.
Click here to view the list of 20 Arizona Broadband Development Grant Program awardees. Please note: Grant program applications are now closed.
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.