Regional Connectivity Program – Grant Opportunity
28 July, 2020
The Australian Government has now opened the Regional Connectivity Program (RCP) competitive grants opportunity and is calling for applications from interested entities.
The RCP will provide up to $53 million of targeted, place-based investment in telecommunications infrastructure projects which facilitate economic and social opportunities in regional, rural and remote communities, particularly those outside the existing NBN fixed-line and commercial mobile coverage footprints.
Details on how to apply for RCP funding and the assessment criteria for eligible projects may be found in the RCP Grant Opportunity Guidelines, available via the Government’s GrantConnect website. Applications are due by 5:00pm AEDT on 20 October 2020.
As part of the RCP application process, the Government has also launched a project noticeboard to help regional communities, local, state and territory governments and other interested parties to form partnerships with the telecommunications sector and to develop applications for RCP funding.
We invite you to view, upload and share potential projects for funding at www.communications.gov.au/what-we-do/internet/regional-connectivity-program/regional-connectivity-program-noticeboard. The noticeboard will be available until the closing date for applications. All terms and conditions of use for the noticeboard are available on the Department’s website.
Please contact the RCP team at RegionalConnectivity@communications.gov.au if you require additional information regarding the RCP or the project noticeboard.