In its ongoing commitment to bridging the digital divide, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) established the Local Agency Technical Assistance grant program for eligible pre-construction work that facilitates last-mile broadband infrastructure projects.
The program has a streamlined process for awarding $50 million to eligible local agencies and Tribal entities in California by the end of 2026, including a $5 million set-aside for Tribes. Applications will be made available in early May. SCAG can provide letters of support to help with the application process, please contact Roland Ok at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Learn more about the program at an upcoming webinar on April 5 and April 19. Visit the CPUC website for more information and eligibility requirements.