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Minority Broadband Initiative

Promoting HBCU competitiveness for USDA broadband funding

September 1 through 17, 2020,  NTIA’s Minority Broadband Initiative and USDA’s Rural Utilities Service developed and conducted a 6-part technical assistance webinar series to promote HBCU competitiveness for USDA broadband funding for the Distance Learning & Telemedicine, Community Connect, and Reconnect programs.

The webinars provided valuable guidance on the grants application process, narrative preparation, and what to include in the applicant’s budget/financials statement. There was also a session on the USDA mapping tool that applicants must use and one on examples of success stories. 

Please see the following links for the September USDA/NTIA HBCU Technical Assistance Webinar series.  All links are 508 compliant with captioning and can be posted to your websites.