Biden-Harris Administration Announces More Than $25.7 Million in High-Speed Internet Grants to Tribal Lands in Minnesota and New Mexico
March 24, 2023
The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) awarded two grants totaling more than $25.7 million to two Tribal nations—The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota and the Pueblo of Acoma in New Mexico—as part of the Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP).
- The Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe (MN) is being awarded $11,407,585. The project proposes to install fiber to directly connect 356 unserved Native American households, 7 unserved Native American businesses, and 10 unserved community anchor institutions with service ranging from 250/250 Mbps to 1000/1000 Mbps.
- The Pueblo of Acoma (NM) is being awarded $14,346,244. Theproject proposes to install fiber to directly connect 1,167 unserved Native American households and anchor institutions with a minimum of 25/3 Mbps service.
Biden-Harris Administration To Give Over $25.7 Million in High-Speed Internet Grants to Tribal Lands in Minnesota and New Mexico