PWB Upcoming Broadband Funding Cycle – What to Know, How to Prepare

The Washington State Public Works Board (PWB) is an infrastructure funder, and we anticipate opening a broadband loan cycle on June 6, 2023. If you are a broadband infrastructure manager for local governments, tribes, nonprofit organizations, cooperative associations, multiparty entities, LLC’s, incorporated businesses or partnerships, it’s time to get ready for a funding cycle!

Here’s how:

Review Recent Statutory Changes, Scoring Criteria, and Threshold Requirements:

Conduct Required Internet Service Provider Notification:

  • Evidence that prior to submitting a pre-application, all area ISP were contacted in writing using the PWB Notification Template to ask provider’s plan to provide service that meet or exceeds state’s definition for broadband service.

Everyone should:

  • Join the PWB Broadband email listserv! Email Mary Miller to join.
  • Attend PWB’s Broadband Lunch and Learn and Application Workshops! More information below.

Important dates:

  • Lunch and Learn – Cycle Overview: May 16, 2023, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM (Zoom link)
  • Pre-application Cycle Opens: June 6, 2023
  • Application Workshops:
  • June 7, 2023, 1:00 PM-2:00 PM (Zoom link)
  • August 23, 2023, 10:30 AM-11:30 AM (Zoom link)
  • Pre-application & Provider Notification Due Date: July 18, 2023
  • Objection Due Date: August 21, 2023
  • Final Application Cycle Closes: October 4, 2023

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