[Libs-Or] [Fwd: [alacro-l] Link to Broadband NOFA and Application]

Suzanne Sager bvss at pdx.edu
Thu Jul 2 08:28:58 PDT 2009


Suzanne L. Sager
ALA Oregon Chapter Councilor

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Subject: 	[alacro-l] Link to Broadband NOFA and Application
Date: 	Thu, 2 Jul 2009 11:12:40 -0400
From: 	Michael Dowling <mdowling at ala.org>
Reply-To: 	alacro-l at ala.org
To: 	ALACRO-L <alacro-l at ala.org>


Link to Broadband NOFA (121 pages)


Rural Utilities Service (RUS), Department of Agriculture, and National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), Department of 

/*Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) and solicitation of applications.*/

SUMMARY: RUS and NTIA announce general policy and application procedures 
for broadband initiatives established pursuant to the American Recovery 
and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act). RUS is establishing the 
Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP) which may extend loans, grants, and 
loan/grant combinations to facilitate broadband deployment in rural 
areas. NTIA is establishing the Broadband Technology Opportunities 
Program (BTOP) which makes available grants for deploying broadband 
infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas in the United States, 
enhancing broadband capacity at public computer centers, and promoting 
sustainable broadband adoption projects. In facilitating the expansion 
of broadband communications services and infrastructure, both programs 
will advance the objectives of the Recovery Act to spur job creation and 
stimulate long-term economic growth and opportunity.

DATES: Applications will be accepted between July 14, 2009 at 8:00 a.m. 
Eastern Time (ET) until August 14, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. ET.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION: The application packages for electronic and 
paper submissions will be available at : http://www.broadbandusa.gov 

Electronic submissions: Electronic submissions of applications will 
allow for the expeditious review of an applicant's proposal consistent 
with the goals of the Recovery Act. As a result, all applicants 
requesting more than $1 million in assistance (in the form of grants, 
loans, or a combination of grants and loans) must file their application 
electronically. Applicants whose authorized representatives are 
individuals with disabilities, however, may submit a paper application 
irrespective of the funding size of their request.1 In addition, 
applicants who are requesting less than $1 million in assistance may 
forego the electronic filing requirement if filing electronically would 
impose a hardship on the applicant. Electronic applications must be 
submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009. The government electronic 
application system will provide a date and time stamped confirmation 
number that will serve as proof of submission.


For general inquiries regarding BIP, contact David J. Villano,
Assistant Administrator Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities 
Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), email: bip at wdc.usda.gov 
<mailto:bip at wdc.usda.gov> telephone: (202) 690-0525.

For general inquiries regarding BTOP, contact Anthony Wilhelm, Deputy 
Associate Administrator, Infrastructure Division, Office of 
Telecommunications and Information Applications, National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, U.S. Department of 
Commerce (DOC), email: btop at ntia.doc.gov <mailto:btop at ntia.doc.gov>, 
telephone: (202) 482-2048.

For inquiries regarding BIP and BTOP compliance requirements, including 
applicable federal rules and regulations protecting against fraud, waste 
and abuse, contact bipcompliance at wdc.usda.gov 
<mailto:bipcompliance at wdc.usda.gov> for BIP and 
btopcompliance at ntia.doc.gov <mailto:btopcompliance at ntia.doc.gov> for BTOP.

You may obtain additional information regarding applications for BIP via 
the Internet at http://www.usda.gov/rus/telecom/ and for BTOP at 



Michael Dowling


International and Chapter Relations Offices

American Library Association

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Suzanne L. Sager
Library East, Cataloging
Portland State University

sagers at pdx.edu

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