Colorado delays Rico fiberoptic Internet grant decision


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review of Colorado Broadfund Fund Winter 2022 grant cycle applications postponed
new federal regulations & pending Colorado legislation is cause for delay
new date for application review meetings is unknown


March 23, 2022 email notice
from Colorado Broadband Office
is reproduced below


Broadband Deployment Board Postpones Application Review for Winter 2022 Grant Cycle


On March 22, the Broadband Deployment Board decided to postpone the application review meetings for the Winter 2022 grant cycle originally scheduled for March 29 and 31. This postponement is due to a number of factors, including pending legislation before the Colorado General Assembly and the impact of new federal regulations on the Board’s ability to distribute funding. For more detailed information on this decision, please review the meeting recordings from March 22:

The Broadband Fund staff understands this will affect the 2022 grant cycles and are working diligently to establish alternate timelines to ensure there is ample time for all reviews to take place this year.

We will inform applicants, and share publicly, when the new dates are set for the application review meetings. We appreciate your patience as we work to ensure compliance with state and federal regulations.

Visit our website to learn more about the Broadband Deployment Board