Grants & Funding
Securing over $300 million in broadband funding awards over the past 5 years.

We target, design and apply for grants based on programs that fit your needs and capabilities. Magellan builds grant strategies on your terms from a range of federal, regional and state programs. We’ve built our team with staff that lead funding programs at the Federal Communications Commission, Rural Utilities Service and Economic Development Administration.

Grants & Funding
Features + Solutions
FCC Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF)

Through a two-phase reverse auction mechanism, the FCC will direct up to $20.4 billion over ten years to finance up to gigabit speed broadband networks in unserved rural areas, connecting millions of American homes and businesses to digital opportunity.

We help you
  • Prepare for the RDOF auctions
  • Prepare and understand your service area, including mapping, coverage and eligibility
  • Plan for the $4.5 billion Round 2 RDOF in 2021, if you missed the 2020 window
USDA Rural Utilities Service Reconnect

The Broadband ReConnect Program furnishes loans and grants to provide funds for the costs of construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment needed to provide broadband service in eligible rural areas.

We help you
  • Maximize broadband to your rural customers
  • Map and cost rural infrastructure to support the grant or loan
  • Determine the probability of award from all grant, grant/loan and all loan
  • Write and submit the application
  • Conduct high-level engineering to support the grant
  • Manage ongoing compliance and reporting
USDA Rural Utilities Service Smart Grid

The RUS electric program’s annual $5.5 billion loan allows utilities to finance rural electric infrastructure for smart grid, fiber to the meter and support deployment of broadband, using low-cost funding with a loan term of up to 35 years.

We help you
  • Design a network for smart grid and support broadband fiber to the home
  • Connect your substations, deploy AMI and enable distribution automation
  • Map and develop cost estimates for fiber infrastructure
  • Write the application and conduct due diligence with RUS
  • Manage ongoing compliance and reporting

Public or private schools (K-12), libraries, and groups of schools and libraries (e.g., consortia, districts, systems) can apply for discounts on eligible services, such as internet access, telecommunications services and related equipment.

We help you
  • Determine your strategy to provide broadband to local school systems
  • Research current e-rate services
  • Develop costing for providing fiber and internet access to schools
  • Respond to RFPs for e-rate services
Economic Development Administration CARES Relief Grants

The CARES Act provided the Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus. Broadband infrastructure is included in this program.

We help you
  • Determine eligible investments and shovel-ready projects
  • Develop job creation studies and impacts
  • Consult with your regional EDA representatives
  • Prepare and submit applications on your behalf
State & Regional Grants

We work with numerous regional and state programs to fund broadband and fiber infrastructure. Contact us for a free broadband funding assessment of your community to find out how much is available today.

We help you
  • Align program goals with local broadband investments
  • Write grants and consult with funders
  • Secure matching requirements
  • Manage ongoing compliance and reporting