Location Information for BEAD Grant Funding Due October 4, 2023

The SC Broadband Office is preparing a grant proposal for the IIJA’s Broadband Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) funding for the state and needs your help gathering information on Community Anchor Institutions (CAIs). According to the statutory definition of CAIs as defined in 47 USC 1702 (a)(2)(E), county facilities that are not capable of receiving a minimum of 1 Gbps symmetric service or greater may be eligible for BEAD grant funding from the state in late 2024. The grant recipients will be required to promote internet connectivity for the community through hotspots or other means. In order to qualify for this funding next year, the SC Broadband Office must have the location and other requested data for your county in the attached spreadsheets by October 4, 2023.     

Read the CAI Memo to Stakeholders

Download the Community Support Organization Spreadsheet

Download the Government Buildings Spreadsheet

Please contact James Tanis with the SC Broadband Office at 803-737-5175 or jtanis@ors.sc.gov if you have any questions or need assistance completing the spreadsheets.