The Broadband Equity Access and Deployment (BEAD) program offers an unprecedented opportunity to bring Broadband Internet Access to the un- and under-served US communities. WISPs, FISPs, and other regional connectivity providers will play a huge part in building access networks in the most challenging parts of the country including rural and tribal communities.
Our company specializes in providing comprehensive assistance to ISPs, communities, and tribes, including making the most of all available funding including BEAD and the recently announced fifth round of USDA ReConnect. The BEAD program presents a remarkable chance for small/regional ISPs to secure financial support for expanding their coverage and enhancing services. Read on or book a free consultation with a member of our team here.
Here’s how our expertise can benefit your WISP:
- Identifying Eligible Areas: We have a dedicated team that can help you pinpoint areas near your current coverage where BEAD, USDA ReConnect, or other federal and state funding may be available. This strategic approach ensures that your expansion efforts align with the program’s objectives.
- Qualification Assessment: Our experts will assess your WISP’s eligibility for BEAD program funding, providing you with a clear understanding of your chances for success. This step is crucial in streamlining the application process.
- Budget Creation: Crafting a realistic and comprehensive budget is essential for a successful grant proposal. Our team will work closely with you to develop a budget that aligns with your expansion goals and meets the requirements of the BEAD program.
- Grant Proposal Writing: We have experienced grant writers who will collaborate with you to create a compelling grant proposal. Our goal is to showcase your WISP’s potential and the positive impact it can have on the communities it serves.
- Matching Funds Support: Accessing funds for matching requirements can be a hurdle for many WISPs. Our company has resources available to assist you in meeting these matching funds requirements, making the entire process more accessible.
- Community Engagement and Outreach: In most states, community outreach accounts for a large portion of the scoring on a BEAD grant application. We are connected with non-profit organizations that are seeking to partner with ISPs on digital equity programs that can strengthen the community outreach portion of a grant application.
If you’re ready to take your ISP to the next level and tap into the opportunities provided by the BEAD program, we are here to support you every step of the way. Book a FREE consultation below to find out how these programs can help you and your community!