April, 2023: Regional Update on Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program


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Regional Update on Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently announced targeted funding allocations of $66 million for 2 sub-programs of the Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program, $60 million for the National Competitive Outreach Program (NCOP) and $6.02 million for the Tribal Competitive Outreach Program (TCOP),  These programs aim to drive awareness and enrollment in the FCC’s newest and largest ever broadband affordability program that provides monthly discounts on Internet bills. The FCC reviewed 350 grant applications and competitively awarded funding allocations to 197 partner organizations to serve as community messengers to implement innovative strategies to reach historically underserved and unserved communities.
NCOP & TCOP awardees located in Southwest TRC’s region are highlighted below:
SWTRC States with Arizona highlighed
  • Chicanos Por La Causa, Inc
    Phoenix, AZ:  $715,000
  • City of Phoenix, Community and Economic Development Dept.
    Phoenix, AZ:  $700,000
  • Promise Arizona
    Phoenix, AZ:  $251,000
SWTRC States with Colorado highlighed
  • Ethiopian Community Television
    Aurora, CO:   $200,000
  • Denver Community Ventures
    Denver, CO:   $125,000
  • Hunger Free Colorado
    Denver, CO:   $110,000
  • Colorado Community Action Association
    Nederland, CO:  $200,000
  • City of Pueblo  
    Pueblo, CO:  $300,000
SWTRC States with Nevada highlighed
  • State of Nevada
    Carson City, NV:  $450,000
  • Clark County
    Las Vegas, NV:  $400,000
  • Northern Nevada Institute of Public Health
    Reno, NV:  $350,000
SWTRC States with New Mexico highlighed
  • City of Albuquerque
    Albuquerque, NM:  $400,000
  • New Mexico Black Leadership Council
    Albuquerque, NM:  $400,000
  • Navajo County
    Holbrook, AZ:  $215,140
  • Pueblo of Jemez
    Jemez, NM:  $379,234
  • Pueblo of Zuni
    Zuni, NM:  $325,000

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