Regional Connectivity Program—draft grant opportunity guidelines

The Government is seeking community and industry feedback on the draft grant opportunity guidelines for its new Regional Connectivity Program.

Why we want your input

We want to make sure that communities, governments and telcos’ can have their say on the program guidelines before they are finalised and the call for applications is made

How you can voice your opinion

You can provide feedback on the draft program guidelines by making a submission by 13 March 2020.

What will be the outcome of this consultation?

Your submissions will help us finalise the Regional Connectivity Program guidelines.

The Issue

We are seeking feedback on the draft guidelines for the Regional Connectivity Program, a $53 million grants program to improve digital connectivity in regional and rural Australia.

The Regional Connectivity Program will deliver ‘place based’, targeted investment to provide economic opportunities and enable full participation in the digital economy for regional communities and businesses.

The draft guidelines for the program outline the eligibility criteria for both participants and activities under the program, as well as the assessment criteria and application process for prospective projects. We welcome feedback on any aspects of the draft guidelines to ensure they meet the program’s objectives.


Relevant Documentation

Regional Connectivity Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines Draft

Published 21st Feb 2020

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Regional Connectivity Program Grant Opportunity Guidelines Draft


21 Feb 2020 09:00 AEDT
13 Mar 2020 17:00 AEDT

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This consultation is closed.


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Central Land Council
Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils
New South Wales Farmers Association
Regional, Rural and Remote Communications Coalition
Simbani Integrated Research
Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman