Navigating Federal and State Funding Programs

May 24 – 10:00 am to 10:45 am


Lori Adams

Nokia: Vice President of Broadband Policy & Funding Strategy

Remember when finding funding was the biggest challenge facing our industry? Well, in 2022 it feels like there is money falling from the sky! Okay, maybe that’s a stretch but there are $65 billion reasons why you should come to this session. Hear from leading industry experts who can break down the numerous federal and state funding buckets including the Infrastructure Bill, Tribal Connectivity, Minority Community Programs, State Grant programs and more! This session will help you navigate the funding waters including forming partnerships, State engagement, community engagement, grant preparation and eligibility, business modeling, sustainability to name a few. This session is for communities, providers and anyone interested in funding programs.

Sarah Bleau’s Slides


Sarah Bleau

NTIA: Broadband Specialist

Bill Maguire

Connected Communities LLC: Founder

Sandeep Taxali

Broadband Funding Specialist for Federal and State Programs