June 23, 2022 – NTIA, Office of Public Affairs, (202) 482-7002, firstname.lastname@example.org WASHINGTON – The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) announced today it has awarded nine grants as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program. These grants, totaling more than $7.7 million, are being awarded in six states – Alaska, California, Louisiana, South Carolina, Oklahoma, and Washington.
These grants will fund projects that promote high-speed internet use and adoption that will enable communities to access and fully utilize resources that will connect them to education, healthcare, employment and more. The funds can also be used to conduct planning, engineering, feasibility, and sustainability projects and to expand digital inclusion, workforce, and digital skills development.
For example, Pawnee Nation College in Oklahoma, where NTIA Senior Representative for Broadband Andy Berke will be visiting today, will be establishing a student technology grant and computer lab on its campus. This computer lab will increase campus-wide internet services and equipment and expand the digital communications curriculum. Meanwhile, the Suquamish Tribe of Port Madison Reservation in Washington, is using its grant to develop workforce training and digital literacy programs aimed at increasing digital inclusion among Tribal members.
Grant Information Pawnee Nation College
Use & Adoption; Planning, Feasibility, and Sustainability Studies