Resources for funding regional broadband consortia
The California Public Utilities Commission offers grant money to qualified regional broadband consortia through its California Advanced Services fund. On 26 September 2013, CPUC announced it was accepting proposals for the remaining $950,000 in its consortia fund. Applications are due 17 January 2014. First priority is for the nine counties that are not currently served by a consortia. Tellus Venture Associates has extensive experience working with CPUC-funded regional broadband consortia, including grant applications.
The documents that govern the program are below. Original source documents are available on request for most of the documents.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved specific grant requirements for the regional broadband consortia program established in 2009 by Senate Bill 1040. The grants are funded through the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF). Qualifying regional consortia can apply for up to $150,000 in funding for each of three years ($450,000 total).