Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund Guidance Now Available
Section: Washington Update

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has released guidance for the Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF) program established by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.  This $10 billion program allocates funds for eligible governments to carry out critical capital projects that directly enable work, education, and health monitoring, including remote options, in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. The Capital Projects Fund Guidance describes how governments may access and use these funds.
A key priority of this program is investments in high-quality, affordable broadband infrastructure and other digital connectivity technologies focused on closing the digital divide. This pandemic has shown us that broadband infrastructure is indispensable for access to critical services and participation in daily life, including remote work, telehealth, and distance learning. The guidance provides information about eligible areas for investment and technical standards, encourages projects in economically distressed areas, supports community empowerment, and encourages strong labor practices.
Although this is not a competitive grant program, states, territories, freely associated states, and Tribes must first submit a simple application, establishing recipient eligibility. Click for instructions about how eligible recipients can request their allocation of the Capital Projects Fund.  
Treasury will make several resources available to assist eligible governments with accessing CPF funds, including webinars or other information sessions and points of contact in the CPF office.  
For States, Territories, and Freely Associated States
The first webinar for states, territories, and freely associated states will be held on September 30 at 3:00 p.m. ET and will focus on accessing and navigating the application portal and provide an overview of the Guidance. Interested parties may register here.  
For Tribal Governments
Treasury has partnered with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA) Tribal Connectivity & Nation to Nation Coordination office to support Tribal government applicants. Treasury and NTIA will host a webinar on October 6 at 3:00 p.m. ET that will focus on accessing and navigating the application. Interested parties may register here.
Additional Resources

To learn more about the Capital Projects Fund, including specific allocations, please visit Treasury’s Capital Projects Fund website. To receive updates on Treasury’s COVID-19 Economic Relief programs, please sign up here.