The CDBG-CV Broadband Quick Guide is a user-friendly tool that summarizes some of the ways Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) grantees can help narrow the digital divide through the provision of broadband infrastructure and services to communities in need due to coronavirus. The Guide provides an overview of the potential uses of CDBG-CV for broadband access under the criteria for eligible activities and national objectives in the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) regulations as well as Federal Register Notice FR 6218-N-01, including:
- Broadband Infrastructure
- Emergency Payments
- Housing Activities
- Economic Development
- Digital Training and Education Support
- Planning and Administration
Additionally, the Quick Guide provides examples of how a national objective can be met for CDBG-CV eligible activities and several models for broadband expansion in both urban and rural communities with CDBG and other federal resources.