Leveraging the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to Develop Broadband in Indian Country

Kayla Gebeck Carroll
Kayla Gebeck Carroll
Holland & Knight’s

Kayla Gebeck Carroll is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s Washington D.C. office. Ms. Gebeck Carroll provides strategic counsel and federal advocacy strategies for tribal governments and Alaska Native Corporations before Congress and the executive branch.

Kenneth W. Parsons
Kenneth W. Parsons
Holland & Knight’s

Kenneth W. Parsons is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s Washington D.C. whose practice focuses on resolving critical tax and business organizational issues for tax-exempt organizations and Native American governments.

On-Demand: March 8, 2022

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Program Summary

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) (Pub. L. 117-58) provides critical resources to increase access to broadband and build out critical broadband infrastructure in Indian Country. As the Biden Administration prepares to roll out IIJA funds, tribal governments should begin strategizing on how to leverage IIJA funds distributed by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Federal Communications Commission, and U.S. Department of Agriculture programs with funding from other federal programs (such as the American Rescue Plan's Fiscal Recovery Fund), freeing up resources for other critical infrastructure needs and government services. Join this CLE to learn more about IIJA funding opportunities, current status of IIJA implementation, and other considerations tribal governments face in deploying broadband infrastructure.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • IIJA Funding Opportunities (e.g. NTIA, USDA, FCC, etc.)
    • Types of funding (e.g. loan, grant, etc. and new or existing program and how this impacts the roll out of funds)
    • Type of projects funded (e.g. including any requirements unique to tribal lands)
    • Timeframe for using awarded funds
    • Any priority considerations
  • Leveraging Other Federal Funding (e.g. Treasury FRF)
    • Overview of Rules for FRF Infrastructure Requirements
    • Generating revenue for set-asides
    • Combining resources to fund several intersecting projects
  • Strategic Considerations
    • Which pot of money to choose?
    • Garnering congressional and other support for your project
  • Breaking Ground on Your Project
    • Grant/loan reporting/record keeping projects/other housekeeping

Date / Time: March 8, 2022

  • 2:00 pm – 4:10 pm Eastern
  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Central
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Mountain
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Pacific

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Speakers

Kayla Gebeck Carroll_myLawCLEKayla Gebeck Carroll | Holland & Knight’s

Kayla Gebeck Carroll is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s Washington D.C. office. Ms. Gebeck Carroll provides strategic counsel and federal advocacy strategies for tribal governments and Alaska Native Corporations before Congress and the executive branch. Ms. Gebeck Carroll primarily focuses on assisting clients economically diversify their economies and build sound tribal infrastructure. In this space, Ms. Gebeck Carroll focuses on a range of areas including, broadband, agriculture, government contracts, and self-governance. Ms. Gebeck Carroll is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians.

 

Kenneth W. Parsons_myLawCLEKenneth W. Parsons | Holland & Knight’s

Kenneth W. Parsons is an attorney in Holland & Knight’s Washington D.C. whose practice focuses on resolving critical tax and business organizational issues for tax-exempt organizations and Native American governments. Based in Holland & Knight’s Washington, D.C., office, Mr. Parsons represents Native American Governments across the country on tax and business structuring issues. His experience includes advising on reporting and withholding obligations, drafting minors’ trusts and deferred per capita plans, and tax planning under the Tribal General Welfare Exclusion Act of 2014. He also provides counsel on numerous other aspects of law with tac implications for Native American governments and their members, including the tribal expenditure opportunities and compliance requirements under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act’s (CARES Act) Coronavirus Relief Fund and the American Rescue Plan’s Fiscal Recovery Fund.

Agenda

I. IIJA Funding Opportunities (e.g. NTIA, USDA, FCC, etc.) | 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm

a. Types of funding (e.g. loan, grant, etc. and new or existing program and how this impacts the roll out of funds)
b. Type of projects funded (e.g. including any requirements unique to tribal lands)
c. Timeframe for using awarded funds
d. Any priority considerations

II. Leveraging Other Federal Funding (e.g. Treasury FRF) | 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

a. Overview of Rules for FRF Infrastructure Requirements
b. Generating revenue for set-asides
c. Combining resources to fund several intersecting projects

Break | 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm

III. Strategic Considerations | 3:10 pm – 3:40 pm

a. Which pot of money to choose?
b. Garnering congressional and other support for your project

IV. Breaking Ground on Your Project | 3:40 pm – 4:10 pm

a. Grant/loan reporting/record keeping projects/other housekeeping