Federal Broadband Resources

National Telecommunications and Infromation Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce


The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) program is charged with building, operateing and maintaining the first high-speed, nationwide wireless broadband network dedicated to public safety. More>


The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate program makes telecommunications and information services more affordable for schools and libraries in America. More>

Healthcare Connect Fund

The Program provides support for broadband connectivity to eligible health care providers (HCPs) and encourages the formation of state and regional broadband networks. More>


U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Community Connect (Community –Oriented Connectivity Broadband Grant Program)

Funds may be used to build broadband infrastructure and establish a community center which offers free public access to broadband for two years. More>

Community Facility Grants

Provides grants to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas and towns of up to 20,000 in population. More>

Distance Learning & Telemedicine (DTL)

Grants and loans are made to meet the educational and health care needs of rural America. More>

Farm Bill Broadband Program

This program provides loans for funding the costs of construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband service to eligible rural communities. More>

Rural Community Development Initiative

Provides technical assistance and training funds to qualified intermediary organizations to develop their capacity to undertake housing, community facilities, and community and economic development projects in rural areas. More>

Rural Business Enterprise Grants

Provides funds to finance and facilitate development of small and emerging businesses. More>

Rural Business Opportunity Grant

The primary objective is to promote sustainable economic development in rural communities with exceptional needs. More>

Telecommunications Infrastructure Loan Program

The program makes long-term direct and guaranteed loans to qualified organizations for financing the improvement, expansion, construction, acquisition, and operation of telephone lines, facilities, or systems to furnish and improve telecommunications service in rural areas. More>


Contact Information

Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies
1560 Broadway, Suite 110
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-5894-7752