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ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)

Approved projects under SLFRF will be funded through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The goal of the program is to provide access to high-speed internet service to unserved and underserved Oklahomans.

The office received more than 300 proposals from Internet Service Providers (ISPs) with a cost 14 times higher than available program funding of $374 million.

To view locations found within proposed ARPA SLFRF projects, click here.

ARPA SLFRF Information For Awardees

Here are questions and answers related to webinars that were hosted by the OBO with awarded ISPs.

ARPA SLFRF Grant Award Notification and Funding Review Packet FAQs

ARPA SLFRF Broadband Investment Program Results

On Thursday, January 25, the Oklahoma Broadband Governing Board approved 142 projects spanning 57 counties. Awardees include 31 companies.

List of approved projects

Downloadable KMZ files for each approved project

For companies that have approved projects, please review the monthly and quarter grant agreements.

Grant Agreement - Monthly Reporting

Grant Agreement - Quarterly Reporting   

Grant Agreements should be submitted to ARPA@broadband.ok.gov.  

Note: Internet service providers are required to obtain a NTIA Tier D License to participate in the new ARPA SLFRF Broadband Investment Grant Program. The license will be made available at no cost and will allow companies to share Fabric location data with this office, other companies, and the federal government. Please use this link to request a license.  
 

For ISPs not applying for funding through the ARPA SLFRF Competitive Grant Process, a Tier E license is required for participaton in the Overbuild Prevention Contest Process. Tier E licenses are available for free using this link.

The scoring criteria will act as a rubric for ISPs applying for grant funding. It is based on guidance and preferences in the US Treasury Final Rule found in Resources above.

Scoring Criteria

Below are attached Grant Agreements for the ARPA SLFRF Broadband Investment Grant Program.  

Monthly reporting

Quarterly reporting

The Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is a guide for applicants wanting to participate in the Oklahoma ARPA SLFRF Broadband Investment Grant Program.

Within the NOFO, applicants will find US Treasury guidance that breaks down what projects are eligible for funding, at what required speeds, and performance deadlines. There are also requirements from the Oklahoma Broadband Office, including ISPs needing to obtain a NTIA Tier D License.

ARPA SLFRF Application Template

ARPA SLFRF Application Checklist

Frequently Asked Questions. This version updated at 2:35 p.m. CT, October 6, 2023.

Tribal Consent Clarification

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

Broadband Infrastructure Location Data Template (Excel sheet.)  

Oklahoma Unserved BSL Map (External site. Note: Zoom in to view unserved locations by census block.)

Note: Internet service providers will be required to obtain a NTIA Tier D License to participate in the new ARPA SLFRF Broadband Investment Grant Program.

The license will be made available at no cost and will allow companies to share Fabric location data with this office, other companies, and the federal government. Please use this link to request a license. 

ISPs were required to register to participate in the Overbuild Prevention Contest Process.

The Overbuild Prevention Contest Process is now complete.

Over 250 contests and 450 rebuttals were submitted. 

Successfully contested locations

ARPA SLFRF Overbuild Prevention Contest Process FAQ (Updated 3:00 p.m., December 8)

ARPA SLFRF Overbuild Prevention Contest Process - Partial Funding Applications FAQ (Updated 7:30 p.m., January 11)

Last Modified on Apr 02, 2024