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Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

Program Status: Not Accepting Applications

The Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program is a $268 million grant program to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs), and Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). Its goal is to help these organizations buy internet service and equipment. It also provides funding to hire and train information technology personnel.

The application window for this program closed on December 1, 2021. NTIA is continuing to review the more than 200 applications submitted. We'll announce awards on a rolling basis. For more information, visit BroadbandUSA.