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California Advanced Services Fund: Broadband Adoption Account – January 2024 Cycle

Public Utilities Commission

Status:

Active

July 2, 2023

Posted:

Deadline: 

January 1, 2024

Funding

20024000

Program:

Dependant on number of submissions received, application process, etc.

Award Floor:

Ceiling:

Match Required?

Eligibility

California

States:

Entity Types:

Small Businesses, For profit organizations other than small businesses, Nonprofit, City or township governments, County governments, Independent School Districts

Local governments, senior centers, schools, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations with programs to increase publicly available or after school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as digital literacy training programs are eligible to apply for grants.

Contact

Email:

Phone:

1-415-355-4999

Source Type:

State

The California Advanced Services Fund Broadband Adoption Account provides grants that will increase publicly available or after-school broadband access and digital inclusion, such as grants for digital literacy training programs and public education to communities with limited broadband adoption.; The California Public Utilities Commission will give preference to programs and projects in communities with demonstrated low broadband access, including low-income communities, senior citizen communities, and communities facing socioeconomic barriers to broadband adoption. Eligible Projects: Digital Literacy Projects- Digital inclusion projects may include digital literacy training programs and public education to communities with limited broadband adoption, including low-income communities, senior citizen communities, and communities facing socioeconomic barriers to broadband adoption. Broadband Access Projects- may include those that provide free broadband access in community training rooms or other public spaces, such as local government centers, senior citizen centers, schools, public libraries, nonprofit organizations, and community-based organizations. It can also include funding community outreach, such as analysis, comparison of Internet plans with the community, and call centers that will increase broadband access and adoption.

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