The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS) today announced the Notice of Funds Availability (NOFA) for BTOP (pdf) and BIP (pdf) of $4.8 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) grants and loans to expand broadband access and adoption in America. This is the second funding round for the agencies’ broadband programs. Read the full text of the press announcement here.
In the coming days, the ALA Washington Office will analyze the NOFA and will issue informational summaries and other resources for libraries on www.ala.org/knowyourstimulus as well as the District Dispatch.
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