California Advanced Services Fund - Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Account

Consortia Grant Account Overview

The California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Rural and Urban Regional Broadband Consortia Account (Consortia Grant Account), among other CASF accounts, is established by Senate Bill (SB) 1040 on September 25, 2010.  For more historical information, please see the program's history.

On October 15, 2017, the Consortia Grant Account is authorized by Assembly Bill (AB) 1665 with an additional $10 million funding, which is currently available for Consortia Grant funding through the 2019 Grant Cycle solicitation.

Funding Goal

Pursuant to AB 1665, the CASF Consortia Grant Account funds grants to facilitate the deployment of broadband services by assisting infrastructure grant applicants in the project development or grant application process.


An eligible Consortium may include representatives, of organizations including, but not limited to, local and regional government, public safety, elementary and secondary education, health care, libraries, postsecondary education, community-based organizations, tourism, parks and recreation, agricultural, business, workforce organizations, and air pollution control or air quality management districts. An eligible Consortium is not required to have as its lead fiscal agent an entity with a certificate of public convenience and necessity.

Applying for Grants - 2019 Consortia Grant Cycle

     Grant Applications are being accepted now for the 2019 (NEW) Cycle 

CASF Consortia

A list of CASF Consortia can be found here. Please contact the listed consortium representatives for more information. For more Consortia information, please see below. 

Consortia with Active Grant

Consortia Whose Grant Period Has Ended

Additional Information

For more information please visit:

  • Consortia Grant Administrative Manual (Version 6, Feb 2017) - for the 2016 Cycle:  

General questions about the CASF Consortia Grant program can be directed to:

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