Apply to the Municipal Infrastructure Program

APRIL 19TH DEADLINE FOR PUBLIC ENTITIES

The April 19th deadline to submit a Phase 2 application is approaching and ConnectALL urges eligible public entities not to miss out on this opportunity.

Municipal Infrastructure Program Application Deadlines:

  • Phase 1 Public Applicants Closed March 8, 2024
  • Phase 2 Public Applicants April 19. 2024
  • Phase 3 Private Applicants June 7, 2024

The Municipal Infrastructure Program will provide grants to municipalities, non-profits, and other entities to construct open and accessible public broadband infrastructure. It is a last-mile program. Middle mile construction necessary to transport internet services to a local data center where an applicant is connecting its last mile infrastructure may be included, however the project must ultimately be designed to result in last-mile connectivity. In addition to funding fiber to the premises, the Municipal Infrastructure Program will also support the project's make-ready costs, drops to the building, middle-mile interconnection, and networking equipment.

The program will prioritize new public broadband infrastructure that will be made available on an open-access, non-discriminatory basis to private Internet Service Providers and Managed Service Providers to provide New Yorkers with high-quality, reliable, and affordable service options. The Municipal Infrastructure Program will facilitate a variety of models of municipal broadband and public-private partnership, where eligible public entities, municipal utilities and utility cooperatives can partner with private partners like ISPs, MSPs, and broadband infrastructure builders and owners.

To learn more visit the Municipal Infrastructure Program webpage and review the Request for Applications.

Participate in the NYS Broadband Challenge Process
The NYS Broadband Challenge Portal is now accepting challenges from registered eligible challengers. Local and Tribal governments, nonprofits, and Internet Service Providers are eligible challengers and must register to participate. Learn about the Challenge Process and how to register.