Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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BOOT Program: Bringing Online Opportunities to Texas

The BOOT Program is Texas’ first competitive broadband grant program aimed at funding infrastructure projects that bring broadband access to end users in eligible areas of the state.

All applications, challenge information and deadlines will be available here. Check back often.

Step 1

APPLY

Applications are closed.

CHALLENGE

CHALLENGE PERIOD is closed.

  • BDO has notified applicants with overlapping project areas.

Step 3

CHALLENGE RESOLUTION

FCC location IDs due Dec. 21


  • On Nov. 21, applicants were asked to provide Federal Communications Commission (FCC) location IDs for all addresses included in project applications.
  • These FCC location IDs will allow the BDO to certify if a location is already under an enforceable federal commitment.
  • The FCC location IDs will also ensure the locations being applied for are actual broadband serviceable locations.
  • Applicants have until Dec. 21 to submit FCC location IDs.
  • Please see BOOT Challenge Process and Outcome for more information.

Step 4

APPLICATION EVALUATION

Began Aug. 22 for
unchallenged applications

The evaluation criteria and weighting can be reviewed in the NOFA for the BOOT Program.

The BDO will issue notices of award to the selected applicants. BOOT Program awardees must finalize and execute the grant agreement within 30 days after the date of award. A sample grant agreement can be reviewed in the NOFA.

AWARDS ANNOUNCED

After all awarded applicants have entered into agreements with the office, BDO will announce the winning applicants on the BOOT Program pages.

REPORTING

Throughout the life of the funded project, awarded applicants will submit regular reports with the BDO. The details for reporting requirements can be reviewed in the BOOT Program NOFA.

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