A vibrant economy starts with connectivity.

Stable, reliable broadband infrastructure positions Idaho communities to attract business and enhance quality of life for their citizens. With this in mind, the Idaho Broadband Grant program was created to provide funding to public organizations to purchase broadband infrastructure, equipment and services from private internet service providers.

The grant program provides resources to address needs for distance learning, telehealth, public safety, e-commerce and overall public well-being while helping Idaho rebound with funded projects, jobs, and purposeful local outcomes. Awards are for infrastructure investment and associated equipment related to broadband and target underserved households, public safety and local governments, and medical clinics and hospital facilities. Projects that serve communities of less than 3,000 persons and/or communities that are unserved with 10 Mbps download and 1 Mbps upload or less speeds will be prioritized.

Applications must be submitted by a city, county, tribal government, port districts, and/or state agency. To apply, visit the online application portal. If you are a new user to the application portal, you can request a new user account. Please direct all questions to broadband@commerce.idaho.gov.

UPDATE: The application deadlines has been extended to Wednesday, July 15, 2020. Applications that were already submitted will be reopened to allow for additional editing while those that are still in draft will be allowed to continue editing until the applications close on July 15, 2020. 

 

Additional Idaho Broadband Resources

For further broadband related inquiries, contact us at 833-713-3272 or via email.