Broadband Grant Awarded to Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe
January 19, 2023
CASS LAKE- The Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe recently was awarded an $18.7 million broadband grant courtesy of The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA.)
The grant comes from NTIA's "Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program (TBCP)". Leech Lake was one of only two Tribes to be a recipient of the program's new grants, totaling more than $36 million. These grants focus on expanding high-speed Internet service network deployment and digital skills training to improve access to education, jobs, and healthcare on Tribal lands with funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, also known as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.
"The Biden-Harris Administration is committed to connecting all Tribal communities to affordable and reliable high-speed Internet service," said Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo. "Our Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program is continuing its historic and unprecedented commitment to close the digital divide by investing in Native communities."