Broadband How to Apply Staging

2017 Application Cycle Closed

The Board made available $9.4 million dollars for the 2017 grant cycle. Applications for the 2017 grant cycle were due September 12, 2017.

2017 Application

The Application Process

You could qualify for funding to bring broadband access to your community. Learn more about the application process and what's required to submit. Contact us with any questions and prior to beginning the application process. We're happy to help guide you.

Does my Community Qualify?

Applicants must meet certain minimum requirements including:

  • Lie outside municipal boundaries or have a population of less than 5,000 (Less than 7,500 starting in 2018)
  • Project is new, not already in progress
  • Funds will be used for infrastructure, not maintenance

How and When are Applicants Selected?

Applications are selected by the Board according to statutory requirements and policy. Criteria include:

  • Strong connections to larger broadband plans
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Demonstrated benefit to area economic development, education, telehealth, etc.

Contact Us

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies

Executive Director's Office

Tel: 303-894-7855 | Toll Free: 1-800-886-7675 | 1560 Broadway, Ste 1550 Denver, CO 80202