Rural Infrastructure Improvement Fund

2022 Rural Infrastructure Improvement Fund​​​

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.​

Program Statistics

As of November 7, 2023

ApplicationsFunding RequestedPolesHouseholdsBusinesses
Pending9 $595,448 3761204154


Funds Remaining$19,988,080