2022 Rural Infrastructure Improvement Fund
Now Accepting Applications
The Office of Broadband Development will award up to $20 million in federal funds from the American
Rescue Plan Act’s State Fiscal Recovery Fund through Kentucky’s Rural
Infrastructure Improvement Fund for eligible pole replacement costs
related to broadband deployment projects for unserved locations. The
program is codified in Kentucky Revised Statutes 224A.1123.
The purpose of the Rural Infrastructure Improvement Fund is to expedite
and facilitate the deployment of broadband service to individuals,
businesses, agricultural operations, and community access points in
unserved locations by reimbursing a portion of eligible utility pole
replacement costs incurred by eligible applicants. The Office of
Broadband Development has the authority to award grants to assist with
pole replacements costs.