2019 Access Broadband Connect Grants

CETF is pleased to announce the Access Broadband Connect (ABC) Grants in collaboration with Charter/ Spectrum and Frontier Communications.

We will begin accepting Letters of Interest between:

Tuesday, January 15, 2019, at 9:00 AM to Friday, February 1, 2019, at 5:00 PM


Monday, February 18, 2019 to Friday, March 1, 2019, at 5:00PM


Depending on which provider is in your area click the below links for more information.

2019 Charter Spectrum Grant Opportunity

2019 Frontier Grant Opportunity

2019 Grant To Serve People With Disabilities

Schedule For Charter Spectrum and Frontier Grant Deadlines


The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) is also accepting Request For Proposals (RFPs) for the new California Advanced Services Fund Adoption Account. Further information on the proposed decision is available here.


CETF will be hosting informational call sessions to help prepare applicants for both the CPUC and CETF Letters of Interest process and/or RFP's. The call schedule is below. All calls are at 10:00AM.

  • Tuesday, February 5th, 2019
  • Wednesday, February 20th, 2019
  • Tuesday, May, 7th, 2019
  • Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

To participate in the call dial:

712 432 3900 enter code: 1559255#


See below for key dates, timeframes and deadlines for the grant opportunities.


Informational Conference Calls About the Letter of Interest and Grant


1-712-432-3900 1559255#

Letter of Interest Application Period

(Open and Close Date; Close Date is by 5PMPT.)

Grant Awards Announced

Learning Community Meeting

9:30AM - 4:00PM

(Locations in Downtown Los Angeles)





January 8, 2019


January 23, 2019

Jan. 15th - Feb. 1st

February 22nd

March 25th - ABC Charter Grants

March 26th - ABC Frontier Grants

April 1, 2019


February 5, 2019


February 20, 2019


Feb. 18th - March 15th

March 21st

March 25th - ABC Charter Grants

March 26th - ABC Frontier Grants

April 1, 2019


May 7, 2019


May 22, 2019


May 13th - May 31st

June 14th

June 20th - ABC Charter Grants

June 21st - ABC Frontier Grants

July 1, 2019


October 8, 2019


October 23, 2019


Oct. 14th - Oct. 31st



November 16th


December 2019 (To Be Confirmed)

January 2020