Grants, Loans & Auctions

$3 BILLION and counting.

With more than $3 BILLION in broadband grant, auction, and loan funding secured for our clients, Vantage Point’s success and experience with broadband funding is unparalleled. Vantage Point can assist your company every step of the way:

  • Network design planning
  • Project milestone development
  • Budget development
  • Application preparation
  • Regulatory assistance
  • Ongoing reporting assistance
  • Pro forma financial projections
  • Professional Engineer Certification

Broadband Grant Programs

Federal agencies and multiple states have committed hundreds of millions of dollars to improving broadband to their residents. These programs, such as CARES funding for broadband, Community Connect, and ReConnect, are competitive and frequently have very short application windows.

Traditional Lenders

We work regularly with lenders such as CoBank and CFC/RTFC for projects across the country. Vantage Point’s experience with successful broadband buildouts means you can take our expertise “to the bank” – starting with reliable feasibility analysis and continuing through to your long-term success.

RUS Loans

These loans come with extremely low interest rates, and Vantage Point has a 100% approval rate with RUS loan designs secured for our clients. We are a great partner for RUS loans:

  • RUS loans have two primary components: engineering plans and financial projections. VPS offers both services under the same roof – including 10 Professional Engineers licensed in 40+ states – and that synergy is key to client success.
  • Our RUS loan design experience includes many scenarios, from outside plant and electronics construction, to unique situations that include acquisitions and debt refinancing.
  • VPS has a strong relationship with the RUS team. Our loan design team has over 100 years of collective experience, and is often asked for feedback on RUS program elements.

Auctions & Other Funding Opportunities

Vantage Point is proud to have helped secure over a half-BILLION dollars for our clients in the RDOF and CAF II auctions, and is actively working on pursuing new funding opportunities for rural providers. If there’s a broadband funding program available, rest assured that Vantage Point is leading the pack.

Funding & Grant Obligation Management

Broadband funding often comes with strings in the form of buildout, timeline, and performance requirements. Vantage Point’s expert project managers keep your buildouts on time and in compliance, and can assist with the detailed reporting requirements during and after construction.

Hear it from the experts: What does “Shovel Ready” mean?

Broadband funds are out there. Are you ready? Let’s get started.