Monday, July 06, 2009

Stimulus Funding

The American Library Association's website Know Your Stimulus includes new information on Broadband Funding. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) has begun to populate its website with details regarding broadband stimulus programs. Moments ago, the Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) was posted.
  • You may download an application for review, beginning July 7.
  • RUS and NTIA encourage electronic filing, beginning July 31.
    • Applicants requesting more than $1 million in assistance must file electronically.
    • Applicants whose authorized representatives are individuals with disabilities may submit a paper application irrespective of the funding size of their request.
    • Applicants who are requesting less than $1 million in assistance may forego electronic filing if this would impose a hardship.
  • Electronic applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009.
  • Paper submissions must be postmarked no later than August 14, 2009, or hand-delivered no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on August 14, 2009.
The ALA Washington Office will conduct a webinar Wednesday, July 8th to help you navigate the application process. More details will be made available on the ALA Know Your Stimulus website.

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