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.  

Allocations announced June 26, 2023.  Montana will receive $628,973,798.59. 

The Department of Administration (DOA) is responsible for establishing and administering the broadband infrastructure deployment program - ConnectMT.

Click here for upcoming meetings and webinars.  

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

NTCA Broadband Infrastructure Playbook

2022 MTA Comments - NTIA on implementing the IIJA 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: