Important Information

The Annual Deadline for Project Proposals for 2020 has been changed from April 1st to May 4th. Read more here..

Extension of California Advanced Services Fund Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program Grantees Project Deadlines

Notice of New CASF Applications and Challenge Instructions May 2020

Program Overview

Requirements, Guidelines and Application Materials

Project Development Resources

Data & Maps for project planning and infrastructure grant applications.

    RDOF Kicker Information

    The Public Utilities Commission adopted a process to use the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) to leverage federal Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF) Phase 1 auction funds, also known as Kicker funds. The RDOF Kicker page outlines the process for requesting Kicker funds.

    Applying for Funds

    To apply for CASF Infrastructure Grant Funding, email CASF_Application_Questions@cpuc.ca.gov

    Applications must also be submitted to raisa.ledesma@cpuc.ca.gov at the Public Advocates Office.

    Applicants may also mail a separate paper copy to:

    Communications Division
    Attn: California Advanced Services Fund
    California Public Utilities Commission
    505 Van Ness Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    -and-

    Public Advocates Office
    Re: California Advanced Services Fund
    California Public Utilities Commission
    505 Van Ness Ave.
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Once the proposed project has been submitted, applicants must post their project summary to the distribution list.

    Project Proposals and Funded Projects

    Project Summaries

    Approved Projects

    Annual Right of First Refusal (ROFR) Letter

    The Right of First Refusal (ROFR) must be received by January 15 of each year, detailing areas where an existing facilities-based broadband provider intends to upgrade service within 180 days. An ROFR may be renewed only with the agreement of the Commission, and only in the event of delays outside the provider’s control. Further information on how to file an ROFR is available in the Program Rules.

    Right of First Refusal Submissions from Incumbent Providers

    Questions?

    Please contact us at CASF_Application_Questions@cpuc.ca.gov

    CASF Broadband Infrastructure Grant Account

    Related Divisions