Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG 2.0)
To further support educational technology in California, and continue the important work started under BIIG 1.0, the state budget included an additional $50 million in 2015-2016 for network infrastructure improvement for schools and districts. This opportunity was handled through a grant application process and services are distributed by the K-12 High Speed Network (K12HSN), in consultation with the Department of Education (CDE) and State Board of Education (SBE).
The first wave of the 2015-16 Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grants (BIIG) was awarded to 166 sites. 47 additional sites with projects that exceed $1,000 per testing student were reviewed by the Legislature and were allowed to move forward.
As stated in the 2015-16 budget bill language (AB 93), first priority went to local educational agencies that are unable to administer computer-based assessments on-site. Second priority went to the local educational agencies that have to shut down essential operations to administer computer-based assessments at the school site, including, but not limited to, business services, email, and access to other critical online activities.
Click here to view the Funding Status List.
For more information about the Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant process and timeline, please review our Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG) Grant Process page.
- Circuit Installation Tracker
- Broadband Infrastructure Improvement Grant (BIIG 2.0) Flyer
- Frequently Asked Questions
BIIG - Application steps once you have received your new circuit
(offered via webinar training)
Each presentation will be approximately 1 hour and will cover the following:
- Bidding process that established the BIIG circuit award
- How to apply for discounts on your new circuit
- Taking ownership of the circuit and ongoing monthly recurring costs
|January 24, 2017||2:00 p.m.|
|January 25, 2017||10:00 a.m.|
|February 22, 2017||10:00 a.m.|
|February 23, 2017||2:00 p.m.|
To register for the webinar(s), please click REGISTER HERE FOR THE BIIG WEBINAR.
Questions related to the program may be directed to the K-12 High Speed Network.
Phone: (760) 312-6227