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New Resources Available for Broadband Grant Applicants

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WASHINGTON, February 18, 2010 - The New America Foundation's Open Technology Initiative has expanded its broadband stimulus resource library by adding four application guides to help those interested in applying for funding from two separate government programs.

The foundation’s latest information is designed to assist applicants of grants and loans from the Rural Utilities Service's Broadband Initiative Program and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's Broadband Technology Opportunities Program.

The guides provide a roadmap to understanding the application and requirements for each of the different funding opportunities under BIP and BTOP.

"Applying for national broadband stimulus funding requires a substantial effort from applicants," said Sascha Meinrath, director of the initiative. "Building on the extensive research and analyses we have already conducted, as well as substantial information gleaned from numerous face-to-face meetings with NTIA and RUS officials, these…resources will help applicants through the process of building the most competitive grant application possible."

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