Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) Grant The Completing Access to Broadband (CAB) Grant program provides an opportunity for individual N.C. counties to partner with NCDIT to fund broadband deployment projects in unserved areas of each county. N.C. Session Law 2021-180 appropriates $400 million from the American Rescue Plan Act for this new program. NCDIT and the Broadband Infrastructure Office, in partnership with counties, will develop a competitive process for broadband providers to bid on broadband infrastructure deployments. Participating counties will work with the Broadband Infrastructure Office to mutually identify eligible project areas and develop the scope of work for the procurement of construction, installation and operation of broadband infrastructure in the targeted project areas. NCDIT will provide customizable procurement templates and processes for use with each county. Projects require matching investments from counties and the selected broadband service providers. No county may receive more than $4 million in aggregate funding from the CAB Grant fund in a single year. The CAB Grant program complements the GREAT Grant program to provide solutions to areas not served by the GREAT Grant. Per legislation, projects applied for and not funded under the GREAT Grant can be considered for funding under the CAB Grant program. GREAT Grant applications are due May 4. Program requirements for the CAB Grant are currently being developed. The Broadband Infrastructure Office released a county survey on Feb. 17 to capture feedback from county governments and has scheduled the following county information session. County Information Session Recording Watch the Feb. 23 session recording below to learn how the CAB Program can benefit your county or download the slides. The CAB Grant program will launch in the spring with select pilot counties. Counties and other interested stakeholders should send any programmatic questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.