How to get a grant from the NTIA in Round 2 of BTOP

MuniWireless has published a guide for people applying for broadband grants under Round 2 of the NTIA’s Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP). NTIA and RUS, the agencies running the BTOP and BIP programs respectively, revised their rules for round 2 based upon the experiences in round 1. People whose applications were rejected in round 1 are encouraged to apply again. Main changes in the NTIA’s Round 2: emphasis on Middle Mile projects centered around community anchor institutions such as community colleges; simplified initial application review; better detailed guidance on what they will and won’t fund. Application period: 16 Feburary 2010 – 15 March 2010.

You can download the grant guide from Scribd:

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NOTE: If you are applying for a grant from the RUS under BIP, please check out the application guide and templates provided by the RUS.