NTIA has allocated $551M in BEAD funding to South Carolina.
The 2022 Coronavirus State Fiscal Recovery Fund (“SFRF”) Grant Program seeks to expand broadband infrastructure to households, business, and communities in the State that are unserved or underserved by broadband services.
The South Carolina General Assembly allocated over $214M of American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) funds, less administrative costs, to provide financial assistance to install and deliver broadband infrastructure in unserved areas throughout the State. This competitive grant program, depending on the number of qualified applications, may award approximately $180M of the allocated ARPA funds
The Next, Next Greatest Thing | Main Street, South Carolina (MAIN ST) grant program is a competitive last-mile broadband grant program designed to provide affordable, reliable broadband service to rural areas that currently have no internet service. Within those eligible areas, the MAIN ST program prioritizes projects that will deliver broadband to rural town centers and the surrounding residential areas. The program received over $185M from the federal Capital Projects Fund.