April, 2023: Regional Update on Federal Communications Commission Affordable Connectivity Outreach Grant Program
SWTRC NEWSLETTER- APRIL 2023
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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: