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Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

Status: 
Not Accepting Applications

Overview


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.

Grant Recipients

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.

Grantee Resources

The Office of Connectivity and Growth at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration has created many resources to support grantees during the life of their grant. For more information, visit BroadbandUSA.

Program News and Updates

  • Press Release

    Press Release

    Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $33.5 Million in Internet for All Grants to 12 Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

  • Press Release

    Press Release

    Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $18.5 Million in Internet for All Grants to Five Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

  • Press Release

    Press Release

    Biden-Harris Administration Announces $10.6 Million in Internet for All Grants to Five Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

Technical Assistance Sessions and Webinars

 

NTIA Grant Program: Connecting Minority Communities Webinar, Session 8b

On Thursday, November 18, 2021, NTIA staff provided an updated and recap to NTIA's Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program.

 

NTIA Grant Program: Connecting Minority Communities Webinar, Session 8a

On Wednesday, November 17, 2021, NTIA staff provided an updated and recap to NTIA's Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program.

NTIA Grant Program: Connecting Minority Communities Webinar, Session 7b

On Thursday, October 21, NTIA hosted a webinar on the following topics:

  • What are the necessary and essential elements for a complete and accurate budget narrative?
  • Best practices for developing an evaluation plan and determining human subjects protection status.

At the conclusion of this webinar, NTIA staff hosted a Q&A session for attendees.