National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Broadband Equity, Access and Deployment Program (BEAD)

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) appropriated $65 billion to support closing the digital divide.  NTIA will administer a portion of the IIJA funding under multiple programs including the $42.45 billion BEAD program. The BEAD program will allocate funds to all 50 states and territories by a formula derived from the FCC’s new broadband maps data.  As we begin planning for historic infrastructure investments it is important that everyone has a chance to participate in the new mapping challenge and identify where service is and is not which will inform broadband investments.  While the FCC will review challenges filed at any time, the best opportunity for challenges to be reviewed in time for NTIA’s planned funding time frame is January 13, 2023.  Robyn Madison, NTIA Regional Director, Northern Plains

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
BEAD FAQs, Guides, Toolkits, etc.

NTCA Broadband Infrastructure Playbook

2022 MTA Comments - NTIA on implementing the IJA BEAD broadband investment program.

FCC Broadband Map Challenge Information

For bulk challenges, The FCC has posted the below webinars on the FCC’s BDC Website to assist bulk filers with submitting bulk Fabric and availability challenges.

For individual challenges, individuals may submit challenges directly through the BDC mapping interface at: Here are some resources that are available to assist individual challenge filers: