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Public Sector Grants is dedicated to assisting State, Local, Tribal, and NGO agencies in identifying and seeking potential grant funding sources to fund projects that otherwise have no means of funding. We assist with understanding application requirements, cost eligibility, and application deadlines.

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Navajo Nation to Boost Broadband Connectivity Using NTIA TBCP Grant

At about 27,000 square miles covering parts of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah, the Navajo Nation is one of the largest native reservations in the United States. Approximately 180,000 Navajo (out of a total population of 400,000) live on Diné Bikéyah, or Navajoland. This comes out to a population average of just under seven people per square mile. Because the Navajo Nation covers such a large area with a comparatively small population, providing adequate communications for 911, voice, and internet access is a real challenge.

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The operational budgets of State, Local, Tribal, or NGO agencies are often insufficient to meet the operational requirements of an agency and/or needs of their respective community. PS Grants is a company dedicated to assisting State, Local, Tribal, and NGO agencies in identifying and seeking potential grant funding sources to fund projects that otherwise have no means of funding. As such, grants may provide funds to support costs associated with planning, training, exercise, and equipment, as well as additional personnel in some instances. These grants, subject to guidance published for each grant program respectively, are made available as a solution to fund projects intended to resolve existing capability gaps in public safety, such as gaps associated with interoperable communications.  

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We assist State, Local, Tribal, and NGO agencies with identifying all potential grants sources applicable for a project, and help with application requirements, cost eligibility, and application deadlines to fund a project.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about frequently asked questions, definitions of commonly used terms and acronyms, and other important references when researching Federal and State Grants information.

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American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is latest relief package for COVID-19 which provides $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes, and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic.

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Grants Technical Assistance and Support

Here at Public Sector Grants, it is our mission to assist State, Local, Tribal, and NGO agencies with identifying all potential grants sources that are, or may be, applicable for a project, and assist with understanding of application requirements, cost eligibility, application deadlines for a funding source(s) necessary to fund a project, period of performance considerations, and anticipated dates for upcoming grant programs.

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 is the latest relief package for COVID-19 which provides $1.9 trillion in mandatory funding, program changes, and tax policies aimed at mitigating the continuing effects of the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Treasury has published the Final Rule (Guidance) and State and Local Aid Allocations for the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF).

USE OF FUNDS

In addition to responding to the far-reaching public health and negative economic impacts of the pandemic; providing premium pay for essential workers; and investing in water, sewer, and broadband infrastructure, the Final Rule gives recipients broad latitude to use funds for the provision of government services to the extent of reduction in revenue.

Government services can include, but are not limited to, maintenance of infrastructure or pay-go spending for building new infrastructure, including roads; modernization of cybersecurity, including hardware, software, and protection of critical infrastructure; health services; environmental remediation; school or educational services; and the provision of police, fire, and other public safety services.

Please refer to pages 4400-4408 of the Final Rule for more information pertaining to the revenue loss calculation methodology and use of funds for government services.

SPECIAL NOTE: All SLFRF Funds must be obligated on or before December 31, 2024 and must be expended by December 31, 2026.

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Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA)

On November 15, 2021, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act into law. This Act includes a significant investment of $65 billion to help close the digital divide and ensure that all Americans have access to reliable, high speed, and affordable broadband. This investment builds upon the funding for broadband deployment provided in the American Rescue Plan, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, the FCC’s Universal Service program, and USDA’s Rural Utilities Service broadband programs. This historic investment will lay critical groundwork for widespread access and affordability of broadband, creating new jobs and economic opportunities, providing increased access to healthcare services, enriching educational experiences of students, and improving overall quality of life for all Americans.

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$42.45 Billion

Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

$1 Billion

Enabling Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Program

$2 Billion 

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program

$60 Million

State Digital Equity Planning Grant Program

$1.44 Billion

State Digital Equity Capacity Grant Program

$1.25 Billion

Digital Equity Competitive Grant Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about frequently asked questions, definitions of commonly used terms and acronyms, and other important references when researching Federal and State Grants information.

Q. Who is eligible to apply for a federal grant?

A. Eligible applicants are typically defined in the NOFO and grant guidance. Typically, States are the only eligible applicants for most large federal programs. However, there are direct grants that allow for application by specific discipline agencies (i.e., law enforcement, fire, EMS agencies).

Q. What is defined as a local government?

A. Any unit of government within a state, including a: (a) County; (b) Borough; (c) Municipality; (d) City; (e) Town; (f) Township; (g) Parish; (h) Local public authority, including any public housing agency under the United States Housing Act of 1937; (i) Special district; (j) School district; (k) Intrastate district; (l) Council of governments, whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under state law; and (m) Any other agency or instrumentality of a multi-, regional, or intra-state or local government.

Q. What are the benefits of using federal grants?

A. Grants are a beneficial way for a state or local government to obtain funding to support projects that exceed existing budgetary capability and therefore can be used to satisfy the gap between an agencies operational resources and needs.

Resources

Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

The Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG) combines all Public Assistance (PA) policy into a single volume and provides an overview of the PA Program implementation process with links to other publications and documents that provide additional process details. 

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