ARPA State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds (SLFRF)
Projects under SLFRF are 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 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.
Participating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will find a Grant Application Sample below that allows them to fill out information. That document is not the offical application to be submitted. The portal opened Monday, September 18, where ISPs may submit official applications. The portal will close at 11:59 p.m. CT, Monday, October 9.
See link to the portal below.
Frequently Asked Questions. This version updated at 4:10 p.m. CT, September 22, 2023. This document will be periodically updated through October 2.
Grant Application Sample (Word document. Not official application.)
Broadband Infrastructure Location Data Template (Excel sheet. Save and submit to portal.)
Grant Application Checklist (This provides a list of documents required for submission in addition to the application.)
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.