ADMINISTERING A GRANT
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) establishes the
rules and guidelines for the E-rate Program and the Universal Service
Administration Company (USAC) administers those rules and issues the Funding
Commitment Decision Letter (FCDL). The Department of Commerce grantees will
follow all applicable federal, state, and local regulations and law including
those required to complete project activities through the FCC E-rate for
Category One special construction projects.
GRANT ADMINISTRATION MANUAL
The Broadband for Montana Schools Program Administration Manual
provides detailed guidance on how to administer a Broadband for Montana Schools project. All Broadband for Montana Schools Program requirements that need to be completed are contained within this manual to assist all grantees in completing a successful project that ensure compliance with state regulations. Broadband for Montana Schools Program staff are here to help grantees navigate the program through direct technical assistance and through the guidance provided in the Broadband for Montana Schools Program Administration Manual
The Broadband for Montana Schools Program Administration Manual is organized in three chapters:
Chapter 1: Program Application for and Approval Process
Chapter 2: Program Grant Administration
Chapter 3: Environmental Review Process
August 1, 2017:
Broadband for Montana Schools applications will be available for State matching funds for Category One special construction projects on the Broadband for Montana Schools website
Feb. 23, 2018:
Broadband for Montana Schools webinar hosted by the Dept. of Commerce. Register here
May 1, 2019:
The Broadband for Montana Schools Program application window closes at 5:00 p.m. MST.
Department of Commerce award notifications
June 30, 2022
: The last day to submit a request for funds of State matching for Category One special construction projects (or as established in a Contract with the Department).