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Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability #006

Statement Concerning Statutory References: References on this website to Iowa Code chapter 8B or its subparts refer to Iowa Code chapter 8B as amended by 2021 Iowa Acts, House File 848, and as will be codified in the 2022 Iowa Code.
 
OFFICIAL NOTICE. September 14, 2021The Office has issued the Notice of Intent to Award (NOIA) for Notice of Funding Availability #006. The NOIA can be found below. Additional information including a list of all application materials received can also be found below.
 
NOTE: The Application Acceptance Window for this opportunity closed at 5:00 PM CDT, July 28, 2021.
 


The following information concerning OCIO Broadband Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability #006 can be found below:

Purpose

The purpose of this NOFA is to solicit Applications from Communications Service Providers for Broadband Infrastructure Projects that will have the greatest overall effect of reducing or eliminating Unserved or Underserved Areas in the State through the installation of Broadband Infrastructure. This grant round is based on renewed Targeted Service Area determinations as will be published to an updated version of the Statewide Broadband Availability Map on July 1, 2021. These determinations and this map identify the geographic areas in the State of Iowa in which grant funds under this program are available.

Program Design

For purposes of this NOFA and in accordance with Iowa Code ch. 8B, the funds available for Award under this NOFA is up to $97,500,000 and shall be distributed across the following categories:

  • 80% to Projects that will Facilitate 100/100 Broadband or faster in Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 Targeted Service Areas, or 100/20 Broadband or faster in Tier 1 Targeted Service Areas.
  • 20% to Projects that will Facilitate Broadband in Difficult to Serve Areas.

The Office is seeking Proposals from Responsible Applicants to provide Broadband to Targeted Service Areas in the State of Iowa at minimum speeds of 100/100 or 100/20, depending on Tier type.

The total amount of funds sought under this NOFA may not exceed:

  • 75% of any Applicants Total Project Costs for the installation of 100/100 Broadband or faster within Tier 1 TSAs;
  • 50% of any Applicants Total Project Costs for the installation of 100/100 Broadband or faster within Tier 2 TSAs;
  • 35% of any Applicant’s Total Project Costs for the installation of 100/100 Broadband or faster within Tier 3 TSAs; or
  • 50% of any Applicants Total Project Costs for the installation of 100/20 Broadband within Tier 1 TSAs.

Applications shall define a single Project proposing a buildout speed of 100/100 Broadband or faster or 100/20 Broadband or faster, but not both within the same Project.

Every Targeted Service Area is designated a tier type. The tier is determined by the existing speeds offered within the census block, and reflected on the Broadband Availability Map version 4. Each tier is defined as follows:

  • “Tier 1” means a maximum download speed of less than 25 megabits per second and a maximum upload speed of less than three megabits per second.
  • “Tier 2” means a minimum download speed of greater than or equal to 25 megabits per second but less than 50 megabits per second. No minimum upload speed is applicable for Tier 2.
  • “Tier 3” means a minimum download speed of greater than or equal to 50 megabits per second but less than 80 megabits per second. No minimum upload speed is applicable for Tier 3.

Notice of Funding Availability #006 - Schedule of Important Dates

The timeline for Notice of Funding Availability #006 including steps and dates, are described below (all dates are subject to change):

GRANT TIMELINE DATE
NOFA #006 Pre-Publication Notice 6/11/2021
Pre-Application Conference 6/17/2021, 2:00 PM CDT
Written Questions Due By 6/25/2021
Responses Posted By 7/1/2021
Application Acceptance Window Opens 7/1/2021
Application Acceptance Window Closes/Applications Due 7/28/2021,
5:00 PM CDT
Application Review Ends 9/1/2021
Final Agency Decisions(s)/Notice of Intent to Award (Anticipated) 9/3/2021
Grant Agreement Negotiations and Execution 9/17/2021

Notice of Funding Availability #006 - Applications Received

178 applications were deemed submitted in response to NOFA #006. The public, redacted versions of each application are provided below. In the Application column, click the link to download a zip file containing the public version of that application. The "Final Disposition" column in the table below indicates the final status of the award. If an applicant received an award from the Office pursuant to the Notice of Intent To Award for this opportunity upon final issuance, this column will be marked as "Awarded."

Application Control Number
Applicant Name
Application
(Click To Download)
Funds Awarded
Final Disposition
414162 Van Buren Telephone Company, Inc. Birmingham Exchange FTTH
Not Awarded
414214 Premier Communications, Inc. PC (Rural)
$7,405,174.31
Awarded
414222 Sully Telephone Association, Inc. SOUTH FTTH BUILD-OUT
Not Awarded
414439 South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company Rural Tiffin FTTP Project
$1,037,881.73
Awarded
414440 South Slope Cooperative Telephone Company Rural Solon FTTP Project
Not Awarded
414485 Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, Inc. Phase 2 Waukon
Not Awarded
414490 Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative, Inc. Rural SW Waukon OCIO #6
Not Awarded
414579 Coon Valley Cooperative Telephone Association Inc. Diamondhead Lake Project
Not Awarded
414648 IAMO Communications, Inc. IAMO Connecting Rural Iowa Project
$2,942,174.56
Awarded
414765 Evertek Sioux Rapids Fiber
Not Awarded
414799 Panora Communications Cooperative Raccoon River Build
Not Awarded
414826 Minburn Telephone Company Dallas Center South Broadband Expansion
$793,410.60
Awarded
414906 Mechanicsville Telephone Company Mt Vernon Hwy 30 North
Not Awarded
414939 Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company Burr Oak
Not Awarded
415104 Minburn Telephone Company Dallas Center North/Adel North Broadband Expansion
$28,755.64
Awarded
415105 Minburn Telephone Company Perry Rural Broadband Expansion
$23,625.10
Awarded
415135 Spring Grove Communications Dorchester Rural FTTP
Not Awarded
415136 Harmony Telephone Company Chester FTTP
Not Awarded
415192 NEIT Services, LLC Rural Postville 1 Gbps And Beyond Fiber-to-the-Home Expansion (Primary)
$2,167,004.19
Awarded
415298 Kalona Cooperative Telephone Co KCTC Rural Ainsworth and Hwy 92
Not Awarded
415329 Mediapolis Telephone Company NOFA #6-2021 Project
Not Awarded
415330 Cedar Falls Utilities 2021 CFU Fiber Grant Application
$2,338,336.60
Awarded
415361 Farmers and Merchants Mutual Telephone Company Farmers and Merchants (FarmTel) Pekin NW Jefferson Project
$716,011.81
Awarded
415403 Central Scott Telephone Company North Scott Rural Broadband Expansion
$4,280,286.19
Awarded
415437 Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association Welton Broadband Expansion
Not Awarded
415449 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company Aspinwall Rural Area Cares #6 July 2021
$609,539.79
Awarded
415451 Grand Mound Cooperative Telephone Association DeWitt South Broadband Expansion
Not Awarded
415469 Citizens Mutual Telephone Cooperative Rural Davis/Wapello FTTH Expansion
$1,610,874.73
Awarded
415558 Sharon Telephone Company Rural Lone Tree Project
Not Awarded
415593 FARMERS COOPERATIVE TELEPHONE Dysart Rural Fiber Project
$2,724,134.40
Awarded
415620 Manning Municipal Utilities Manning Rural, Hwy 141 No and So. NOFA 006
$2,195,220.67
Awarded
415621 Danville Mutual Telephone Company Lowell/New London FTTP Project
$1,670,925.00
Awarded
415627 Minerva Valley Telephone Co., Inc. State Center Area FTTH
Not Awarded
415634 Minerva Valley Telephone Co., Inc. McCallsburg Area FTTH
Not Awarded
415635 Stratford Mutual Telephone Central Iowa Broadband Expansion 2
$3,887,962.58
Awarded
415734 Modern Cooperative Telephone Company West Rural Parnell FTTP
Not Awarded
415759 Modern Cooperative Telephone Company Thornburg Area FTTP
Not Awarded
415776 Ace Telephone Association Rural Iowa FTTH - Harpers Ferry, Ossian, Clermont, and Ft Atkinson exchanges
$12,165,592.49
Awarded
415810 Omnitel Communications, INC. Omnitel's North Iowa Rural FTTH Project
Not Awarded
415893 Omnitel Communications, INC. Interstate Cablevision d/b/a OmniTel, Rural FTTH Project
Not Awarded
415940 USA Communications Broadband Expansion for Rural Benton and Linn Counties
Not Awarded
415945 Lehigh Valley Coop Telephone Association Rural Fort Dodge Project
$251,501.00
Awarded
415961 Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company Ridgeway
Not Awarded
416019 Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company NEOLA FIBER BUILD
Not Awarded
416056 Osage Municipal Utilities Orchard Fiber Project
Not Awarded
416099 Cloudburst9 LLC Keota-Empower Rural Iowa Emergency Broadband Expansion Program (NOFA #006)
Not Awarded
416180 Readlyn Telephone Company FTTP Rural Waverly
Not Awarded
416193 Harmony Telephone Company Protivin Rural FTTP
Not Awarded
416194 Harmony Telephone Company Eastern Winneshiek FTTP
Not Awarded
416377 Great Lakes Communication Corp 2021 GLCC Broadband Expansion at Dickinson County
Not Awarded
416413 Danville Mutual Telephone Company Lee County FTTP Project
$3,549,250.00
Awarded
416436 SAC COUNTY MUTUAL TELEPHONE Battle Creek Fiber Broadband
Not Awarded
416472 The Wyoming Mutual Telephone Company Amber
Not Awarded
416536 Scranton Telephone Company ICIO Grant project Ralston
Not Awarded
416731 Marne & Elk Horn Telephone Company POTT CO/UNDERWOOD RURAL FIBER BUILD- MEH
$4,550,861.64
Awarded
416735 Butler-Bremer Mutual Telephone Company Butler Ave Broadband
Not Awarded
416756 Webster-Calhoun Cooperative Telephone Association North Central Webster County Project
$2,604,458.36
Awarded
416764 Minerva Valley Telephone Co., Inc. Hopkins/190th Area FTTH
Not Awarded
416769 Butler-Bremer Mutual Telephone Company Bremer Broadband Expansion
Not Awarded
416771 Butler-Bremer Mutual Telephone Company Rural Denver (North) Broadband Expansion
Not Awarded
417057 Windstream Services, LLC Windstream Services - 2021 Empower Rural Iowa NOFA #006
Not Awarded
417061 NEIT Services Rural Postville 1 Gbps And Beyond Fiber-to-the-Home (FTTH) Expansion (Secondary)
Not Awarded
417212 Evertek Holstein Fiber Project(Secondary)
Not Awarded
417241 FiberComm Section of rural Plymouth County and North Woodbury County Sioux City
Not Awarded
417285 Evertek Rural O'Brien County Fiber Project
Not Awarded
417306 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company Pott County south of Hancock HWY 6 Cares #6 July 2021
Not Awarded
417307 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company HWY 59 & 141 Intersection Cares #6 July 2021
$50,601.00
Awarded
417308 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company Portsmouth Cares #6 July 2021
Not Awarded
417309 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company Dow City Dunlap Rural Cares #6 July 2021
Not Awarded
417310 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company Panama Cares #6 July 2021
Not Awarded
417311 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company Tennant to West Hancock #6 July 2021
Not Awarded
417315 Cumberland Telephone Company Rural SW Iowa Fiber
Not Awarded
417316 Templeton Telephone Company Templeton Telephone Company Grant application
Not Awarded
417326 Casey Mutual Telephone Co Casey Mutual Rural Fiber Project
$2,648,200.05
Awarded
417344 Northwest Communications Cooperative Association Rolfe Fiber
Not Awarded
417349 Heart of Iowa Ventures, LLC Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program #006 - Haverhill to Marshalltown Project
Not Awarded
417351 Palo Cooperative Telephone Association Palo Expansion 2021
Not Awarded
417381 Alpine Communications, LC Alpine Communications Rural Elgin Exchange NOFA #006
$3,292,078.84
Awarded
417388 Alpine Communications, LC Alpine Communications Osterdock Rural NOFA #006
$1,699,319.57
Awarded
417389 Alpine Communications, LC Alpine Communications Elkader Rural South_North NOFA #006
$5,468,428.29
Awarded
417391 Alpine Communications, LC Alpine Communications Elkader Rural South_South NOFA #006
$4,318,883.67
Awarded
417556 Heart of Iowa Ventures, LLC Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program Northeast Hardin County Rural Project
Not Awarded
417564 Mechanicsville Telephone Company South Hwy 30 Mt Vernon - Lisbon A
Not Awarded
417565 Mechanicsville Telephone Company South Hwy 30/1 - B
Not Awarded
417566 Mechanicsville Telephone Company South of Buchanan
$78,397.41
Awarded
417580 WTC Communications, Inc. Fiber to the home
Not Awarded
417582 Premier Communications, Inc. Premier - Ashton (Rural)
$1,745,433.90
Awarded
417789 Northwest Communications Cooperative Association Whittemore Fiber
Not Awarded
417832 Mechanicsville Telephone Company Hwy 30 SW E
Not Awarded
417834 Mechanicsville Telephone Company HWY 30 NW F
Not Awarded
417836 Mediacom LLC Anthon, Iowa
Not Awarded
417857 Dunkerton Telephone Cooperative Dunkerton Telephone Cooperative NOFA #006
Not Awarded
417866 Vinton Municipal Communications Utility (dba iVinton) High Speed Broadband Extension for Phase 2/3 of Anderson Creek Estates and Stoney Arch development
Not Awarded
417867 Mabel Cooperative Telephone Company Redundant Route
Not Awarded
417881 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 1
Not Awarded
418094 Mediacom LLC Alexander, Iowa
Not Awarded
418095 Mediacom LLC Baxter, Iowa
Not Awarded
418096 Mediacom LLC Birmingham, Iowa
Not Awarded
418097 Mediacom LLC Bradford, Iowa
Not Awarded
418101 Mediacom LLC Correctionville, Iowa
Not Awarded
418102 Mediacom LLC Diamondhead Lake, Iowa
Not Awarded
418103 Mediacom LLC Donahue, Iowa
Not Awarded
418104 Mediacom LLC Galva, Iowa
Not Awarded
418105 Mediacom LLC Gilman, Iowa
Not Awarded
418107 Mediacom LLC Hamburg, Iowa
Not Awarded
418108 Mediacom LLC Havelock, Iowa
Not Awarded
418109 Mediacom LLC Holiday Lake, Iowa
Not Awarded
418110 Mediacom LLC Kellogg, Iowa
Not Awarded
418111 Mediacom LLC Melbourne, Iowa
Not Awarded
418112 Mediacom LLC Reasnor, Iowa
Not Awarded
418113 Mediacom LLC Rhodes, Iowa
Not Awarded
418114 Mediacom LLC Rutland, Iowa
Not Awarded
418115 Mediacom LLC Sioux Rapids, Iowa
Not Awarded
418116 Mediacom LLC State Center, Iowa
Not Awarded
418117 Mediacom LLC Stockton, Iowa
Not Awarded
418118 Mediacom LLC Terril, Iowa
Not Awarded
418119 Mediacom LLC Truesdale, Iowa
Not Awarded
418120 Mediacom LLC Wayland, Iowa
Not Awarded
418121 Mediacom LLC Williams, Iowa
Not Awarded
418122 Mediacom LLC Wilton, Iowa
Not Awarded
418123 Mediacom LLC Wiota, Iowa
Not Awarded
418146 Farmers Mutual Cooperative Telephone Company of Moulton IA Appanoose County Fiber Expansion
Not Awarded
418147 Northwest Communications Cooperative Association Northwest General Fiber Project
Not Awarded
418171 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 2
Not Awarded
418172 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 3
Not Awarded
418174 Farmers Mutual Telephone Company Rural Clarinda, Bedford and Corning Fiber Investment
Not Awarded
418189 River Valley Telecommunications Coop Building to undeserved Rural Iowans
Not Awarded
418208 Heart of Iowa Ventures, LLC Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program #006 - Merle Hibbs Project
Not Awarded
418228 BTC, Inc. Western Iowa Networks FTTP Construction Project
$15,073,573.81
Awarded
418239 Terril Telephone Cooperative Terril Telephone Cooperative FIBER 2021
Not Awarded
418242 Farmers and Merchants Mutual Telephone Company Farmers & Merchants (FarmTel) Brighton Project for NE Jefferson County
Not Awarded
418283 The Royal Telephone Company Royal Telephone Company FIBER 2021
Not Awarded
418286 Reasnor Telephone Company, LLC Reasnor Telephone Company, LLC - Application-409811-Broadband Grant Program
Not Awarded
418288 United States Cellular Corporation Cedar County 5G Broadband Expansion
Not Awarded
418304 Great Lakes Communication Corp 2021 GLCC Broadband Expansion at Clay County
Not Awarded
418309 Great Lakes Communication Corp 2021 GLCC Broadband Expansion at Buena Vista County
Not Awarded
418448 Colo Telephone NOFA#6 Rural Northeast Nevada
$60,927.50
Awarded
418455 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 4
Not Awarded
418456 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 5
Not Awarded
418457 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 6
Not Awarded
418458 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 7
Not Awarded
418459 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 8
Not Awarded
418460 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 8
Not Awarded
418461 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 10
Not Awarded
418463 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 12 (103)
Not Awarded
418465 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 14 (110)
Not Awarded
418466 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 15 (113)
Not Awarded
418470 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 17 (116)
Not Awarded
418471 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 18 (117)
Not Awarded
418472 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 19 (118)
Not Awarded
418473 AMG Technology Investment Group, LLC dba Nextlink Internet Nextlink Internet - NOFA 6 Application Area 20 (119)
Not Awarded
418503 Heart of Iowa Ventures, LLC Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Grant Program #006 - Collison Project
Not Awarded
418505 Corn Belt Telephone Company, Inc. Proposed Expanded Rural Sac County Fiber Project
Not Awarded
418507 West Iowa Telephone Company Rural Plymouth County
$40,344.83
Awarded
418572 West Iowa Telephone Company Sioux Rapids
Not Awarded
418604 Board of Water, Electric, and Communications Trustees of the City of Muscatine Iowa East Muscatine County Fiber Project
$547,148.47
Awarded
418612 Springville Cooperative Telephone Association SCTA Northwest Fiber Project
Not Awarded
418615 Hawkeye Telephone Company Rural Arlington 1 Gbps And Beyond FTTH Expansion project
$485,370.40
Awarded
418621 Natel Natel 100/100 Broadband Project - Jefferson Co.
Not Awarded
418635 Hawkeye Telephone Company Rural Fayette 1 Gbps And Beyond FTTH Expansion project
$619,365.54
Awarded
418636 Miles Communications LLC NE Clinton
Not Awarded
418637 East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative EBTC County Line Project
$81,304.12
Awarded
418638 Lockridge Networks Ringgold and Union County Broadband Expansion
$289,977.00
Awarded
418639 United States Cellular Corporation Woodbury County 5G Broadband Expansion
Not Awarded
418642 East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative EBTC Winthrop Town Project
Not Awarded
418643 East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative EBTC Quasqueton Town Project
Not Awarded
418645 East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative EBTC Walker Route Project
Not Awarded
418647 East Buchanan Telephone Cooperative EBTC Walker Town Project
Not Awarded
418728 Cox Communications Omaha, LLC Iowa Broadband Expansion
Not Awarded
418745 Hawkeye Telephone Company Rural Maynard 1 Gbps And Beyond FTTH Expansion project
$2,320,363.48
Awarded
418759 Comelec Services Inc. DBA Comelec Internet Services Delhi WT West upgrade
Not Awarded
418795 Hawkeye Telephone Company Rural West Union 1 Gbps And Beyond FTTH Expansion project
$1,127,300.38
Awarded
418813 Mediacom LLC CBRS - Iowa Falls
Not Awarded
418818 Mediacom LLC CBRS - Elgin & West Union
Not Awarded
418837 Comelec Services Inc. DBA Comelec Internet Services Delaware American
Not Awarded
418889 Comelec Services Inc. DBA Comelec Internet Services New Monti_Anamosa Upgrades
Not Awarded
418897 Natel Natel 100/100 Broadband Project - Henry Co.
Not Awarded
418900 Natel Natel 100/100 Broadband Project - Appanoose Co.
Not Awarded

 

Notice of Funding Availability #006 - Program Documentation

Information concerning the grant application process, including all application materials, agreements, and program information are provided below. All Applications to this NOFA are required to be submitted electronically through the Iowa Grants System, as part of Funding Opportunity #409811 - Empower Rural Iowa Broadband Program (NOFA #006). Note: Exhibits updated following the NOFA #006 preissurance are identified below. Please ensure you download the latest version of all exhibits before proceeding to submit an Application to the Office.

Notice of Funding Availability #006 - Instructional Videos for Applicants

The following instructional videos have been published for Applicants who are interested in receiving additional information about the application process under this NOFA. Note: The links below redirect users to YouTube.

Printed from the Office of the Chief Information Officer website on September 17, 2021 at 12:10am.