The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, Pub. L. No. 116- 260 (Act), provides new sources of tribal broadband funding that can assist in mitigating the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbating the digital divide across Indian Country. The Department of Commerce and NTIA are dedicated to expanding broadband deployment in unserved areas and promoting digital inclusion. The Act directs NTIA to make grants available to eligible entities within short time frames. NTIA is committed to holding consultation sessions expeditiously to ensure that your input informs the new grant program prior to the application process.
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