National Tribal Broadband Grant; Extension of Application Deadline, 26492 [2020-09388]

Download as PDF 26492 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 86 / Monday, May 4, 2020 / Notices taxation would impede Tribal economic growth). Similar to BIA’s surface leasing regulations, Tribal regulations under the HEARTH Act pervasively cover all aspects of leasing. See 25 U.S.C. 415(h)(3)(B)(i) (requiring Tribal regulations be consistent with BIA surface leasing regulations). Furthermore, the Federal government remains involved in the Tribal land leasing process by approving the Tribal leasing regulations in the first instance and providing technical assistance, upon request by a Tribe, for the development of an environmental review process. The Secretary also retains authority to take any necessary actions to remedy violations of a lease or of the Tribal regulations, including terminating the lease or rescinding approval of the Tribal regulations and reassuming lease approval responsibilities. Moreover, the Secretary continues to review, approve, and monitor individual Indian land leases and other types of leases not covered under the Tribal regulations according to the Part 162 regulations. Accordingly, the Federal and Tribal interests weigh heavily in favor of preemption of State and local taxes on lease-related activities and interests, regardless of whether the lease is governed by Tribal leasing regulations or Part 162. Improvements, activities, and leasehold or possessory interests may be subject to taxation by the Pueblo of Laguna, New Mexico. Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–09386 Filed 5–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Indian Affairs [201D0102DR/DS5A300000/ DR.5A311.IA000118] National Tribal Broadband Grant; Extension of Application Deadline AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior. Notice. ACTION: The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the Federal Register of February 10, 2020, that announced a grant funding opportunity for Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line (DSL), cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:03 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 and broadband over power lines (BPL). This notice extends the application deadline. DATES: Applications and mandatory attachments will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, June 15, 2020. Applications and mandatory attachments received after this time and date stamp will not be considered by the Awarding Official. ADDRESSES: Applicants must submit a completed Application for Federal Assistance SF–424 and the Project Narrative Attachment form in a single email to IEEDBroadbandGrants@ bia.gov, Attention: Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe, Certified Grant Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James R. West, National Tribal Broadband Grant (NTBG) Manager, Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development, Room 6049–B, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; telephone: (202) 595–4766; email: jamesr.west@bia.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2020, the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development (IEED), Office of the Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs, published a solicitation for proposals from Indian Tribes, as defined at 25 U.S.C. 5304(e), for grant funding to hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or expansion of broadband transmitted, variously, through DSL, cable modem, fiber, wireless, satellite, and BPL (85 FR 7580). This notice announced an application deadline of May 8, 2020. The deadline has been extended from May 8, 2020, to June 15, 2020 due to the COVI–19 crisis. National Tribal Broadband Grants (NTBG) may be used to fund an assessment of the current broadband services, if any, that are available to an applicant’s community; an engineering assessment of new or expanded broadband services; an estimate of the cost of building or expanding a broadband network; a determination of the transmission medium(s) that will be employed; identification of potential funding and/or financing for the network; and consideration of financial and practical risks associated with developing a broadband network. The purpose of the NTBG is to improve the quality of life, spur economic development and commercial activity, create opportunities for selfemployment, enhance educational resources and remote learning opportunities, and meet emergency and law enforcement needs by bringing broadband services to Native American communities that lack them. PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Feasibility studies funded through NTBG will assist Tribes to make informed decisions regarding deployment or expansion of broadband in their communities. Award Ceiling: 50,000. Award Floor: 40,000. CFDA Numbers: 15.032. Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No. Number of Awards: 25–30. Category: Communications. Authority: This is a discretionary grant program authorized under the Snyder Act (25 U.S.C.13) and the Further Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 (Pub. L. 116–94). The Snyder Act authorizes the BIA to expend such moneys as Congress may appropriate for the benefit, care, and assistance of Indians for the purposes listed in the Act. Broadband deployment or expansion facilitates two of the purposes listed in the Snyder Act: ‘‘General support and civilization, including education’’ and ‘‘industrial assistance and advancement.’’ The Further Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 authorizes the BIA to ‘‘carry out the operation of Indian programs by direct expenditure, contracts, cooperative agreements, compacts, and grants, either directly or in cooperation with States and other organizations.’’ Tara Sweeney, Assistant Secretary—Indian Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–09388 Filed 5–1–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4337–15–P INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION [Investigation No. 337–TA–1197] Certain Portable Gaming Console Systems With Attachable Handheld Controllers and Components Thereof II; Institution of Investigation U.S. International Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 86 (Monday, May 4, 2020)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09388]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Bureau of Indian Affairs

[201D0102DR/DS5A300000/DR.5A311.IA000118]


National Tribal Broadband Grant; Extension of Application 
Deadline

AGENCY: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Interior.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Bureau of Indian Affairs published a document in the 
Federal Register of February 10, 2020, that announced a grant funding 
opportunity for Tribes to hire consultants to perform feasibility 
studies for deployment or expansion of high-speed internet (broadband) 
transmitted, variously, through digital subscriber line (DSL), cable 
modem, fiber, wireless, satellite and broadband over power lines (BPL). 
This notice extends the application deadline.

DATES: Applications and mandatory attachments will be accepted until 
11:59 p.m. EST on Monday, June 15, 2020. Applications and mandatory 
attachments received after this time and date stamp will not be 
considered by the Awarding Official.

ADDRESSES: Applicants must submit a completed Application for Federal 
Assistance SF-424 and the Project Narrative Attachment form in a single 
email to [email protected], Attention: Ms. Jo Ann Metcalfe, 
Certified Grant Specialist, Bureau of Indian Affairs.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James R. West, National Tribal 
Broadband Grant (NTBG) Manager, Office of Indian Energy and Economic 
Development, Room 6049-B, 12220 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, Virginia 
20191; telephone: (202) 595-4766; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On February 10, 2020, the Office of Indian 
Energy and Economic Development (IEED), Office of the Assistant 
Secretary--Indian Affairs, published a solicitation for proposals from 
Indian Tribes, as defined at 25 U.S.C. 5304(e), for grant funding to 
hire consultants to perform feasibility studies for deployment or 
expansion of broadband transmitted, variously, through DSL, cable 
modem, fiber, wireless, satellite, and BPL (85 FR 7580). This notice 
announced an application deadline of May 8, 2020. The deadline has been 
extended from May 8, 2020, to June 15, 2020 due to the COVI-19 crisis.
    National Tribal Broadband Grants (NTBG) may be used to fund an 
assessment of the current broadband services, if any, that are 
available to an applicant's community; an engineering assessment of new 
or expanded broadband services; an estimate of the cost of building or 
expanding a broadband network; a determination of the transmission 
medium(s) that will be employed; identification of potential funding 
and/or financing for the network; and consideration of financial and 
practical risks associated with developing a broadband network.
    The purpose of the NTBG is to improve the quality of life, spur 
economic development and commercial activity, create opportunities for 
self-employment, enhance educational resources and remote learning 
opportunities, and meet emergency and law enforcement needs by bringing 
broadband services to Native American communities that lack them.
    Feasibility studies funded through NTBG will assist Tribes to make 
informed decisions regarding deployment or expansion of broadband in 
their communities.
    Award Ceiling: 50,000.
    Award Floor: 40,000.
    CFDA Numbers: 15.032.
    Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement: No.
    Number of Awards: 25-30.
    Category: Communications.
    Authority: This is a discretionary grant program authorized under 
the Snyder Act (25 U.S.C.13) and the Further Consolidated 
Appropriations Act 2020 (Pub. L. 116-94). The Snyder Act authorizes the 
BIA to expend such moneys as Congress may appropriate for the benefit, 
care, and assistance of Indians for the purposes listed in the Act. 
Broadband deployment or expansion facilitates two of the purposes 
listed in the Snyder Act: ``General support and civilization, including 
education'' and ``industrial assistance and advancement.'' The Further 
Consolidated Appropriations Act 2020 authorizes the BIA to ``carry out 
the operation of Indian programs by direct expenditure, contracts, 
cooperative agreements, compacts, and grants, either directly or in 
cooperation with States and other organizations.''

Tara Sweeney,
Assistant Secretary--Indian Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-09388 Filed 5-1-20; 8:45 am]
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