Capital Projects Fund

The Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CCPF) will address many challenges laid bare by the pandemic, especially in rural America and low- and moderate-income communities, helping to ensure that all communities have access to the high-quality, modern infrastructure needed to thrive, including internet access.

Federal Uniform Guidance rules are applicable for Capital Projects Fund, CFDA # 21.029. 

Uniform Guidance can be found at 2 CFR Part 200, and it establishes uniform administrative, cost principles, and audit requirements for federal awards to non-federal entities. More on applicable policy requirements below.

Application Information

Capital Projects Funds Notice of Funding Opportunity

August 17, 2022: Virtual Applicant Workshop

Accompanying slides can be found Download this pdf file. here.

Ready to Apply?

September 8 , 2022: Virtual Webinar

Overview

The availability and use of these funds is subject to all applicable State and Federal laws including guidance from Treasury regarding the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (“CPF”) established by Section 604 of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 9901 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARPA”). OPB is facilitating the distribution of the State’s CPF through the CPF Grant Program which has been designed in accordance with Treasury’s Capital Projects Fund Guidance for States, Territories, and Freely Associated States and their FAQs issued on April 28, 2022. Supplementary guidance may be published at any time by Treasury and/or the State.

Capital Projects must invest in capital assets designed to directly enable work, education, and health monitoring. The CPF Grant Program has been designed to address the critical need for high-speed, reliable connectivity that was highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic. To address this need, the CPF Grant Program is seeking applications to provide funding for Broadband Infrastructure Projects (that reliably meet or exceed download and upload speeds of 100 Mbps) to unserved homes and businesses in Georgia. Applicants are strongly encouraged to consult and engage with the impacted community(ies) as part of this application process to consider the need for access and affordability levels for households and businesses. Additionally, applicants for the CPF Grant Program must participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program (“ACP”) and are strongly encouraged to provide at least one low-cost, affordable option offered at speeds that are sufficient for a household with multiple users to simultaneously telework and engage in remote learning which the State deems as a minimum of 100/20 Mbps.

 

Policy Requirements

The following 2CFR policy requirements apply to this assistance listing:

Subpart B, General provisions

Subpart C, Pre-Federal Award Requirements and Contents of Federal Awards

Subpart D, Post Federal; Award Requirements

Subpart E, Cost Principles

Subpart F, Audit Requirements

The following 2 CFR Policy requirements also apply to this assistance listing:

  • 2 C.F.R. Part 25, Universal Identifier and System for Award Management;
  • 2 C.F.R. Part 170, Reporting Subaward and Executive Compensation Information; and
  • 2 C.F.R. Part 180, OMB Guidelines to Agencies on Governmentwide Debarment and Suspension (Non-procurement).

The following 2 CFR  Policy requirements are excluded from coverage under this assistance listing: For 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart C, the following provisions do not apply to the CPF program:

  • 2 C.F.R. § 200.204 (Notices of Funding Opportunities);
  • 2 C.F.R. § 200.205 (Federal awarding agency review of merit of proposal);
  •  2 C.F.R. § 200.213(Reporting a determination that a non-Federal entity is not qualified for a Federal award)

For 2 CFR Part 200, Subpart D, the following provisions do not apply to the CPF program:

  • 2 C.F.R. § 200.306 (cost sharing or matching)
  • 2 C.F.R. § 200.316 (federal interest in property purchased or improved)

Eligibility

Applicant Eligibility

Internet service providers (ISPs) including co-operatives, electric utilities, and other entities that build or operate broadband networks. Partnerships and consortium applications will be allowed (e.g., two providers partnering to serve an eligible project area).

Applying for Capital Projects Funding for Broadband Infrastructure Projects

The application period for the Capital Projects Fund Grant Program will be September 6-Ocotber 7, 2022.  

Awards will be on a reimbursement basis. In addition to general applicant information, you will need:

  • EIN/TIN Number
  • Unique Entity Indentifier (UEI) Number

 

 

Watch for Fraud

If you receive calls, emails, or other communications claiming to be from U.S.Treasury and offering COVID-19 related grants or stimulus payments in exchange for personal financial information, or an advance fee, or charge of any kind, including the purchase of gift cards, please do not respond. 

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