Grant, Loan & Auction Funding

“We were wowed with Vantage Point’s technical and grant preparation resources. From the formulation of the narrative to pulling together the technical resources, having a GIS mapping group that could pull together diagrams and mapping; the one-on-one personalization was very helpful. The staff were very responsive, took the time to explain things and work with us. It was an excellent experience overall – we would definitely work with Vantage Point again.”

– Glen Faulkner, Margaretville Telephone Company, Margaretville, NY

Vantage Point Solutions has helped our clients secure over $1.6 billion in grant, loan, and auction funds for broadband.

This success includes:

  • Over $165 Million in the CAF II Auction
  • $145+ Million in the New NY Broadband Grant Program
  • Nearly 90% of the available funds in the first round of Indiana’s Next Level Broadband Grant program
  • Success with multi-state, statewide, and local projects
  • Success with incumbent and competitive carriers
  • Success with fiber-to-the-home, wireless, and middle mile technologies

Featured Opportunities

RDOF (Rural Digital Opportunity Fund)

  • $20.4 Billion opportunity
  • Reverse Auction
  • Slated for 2020

 

ReConnect Round 2

  • Appropriations for second round of funding are ~ $500 Million
  • Notice of funds available expected in December 2019

 

State Grant Programs

Multiple states have committed hundreds of millions of dollars to improving broadband to their residents. These programs are competitive and frequently have very short application windows.

 

Traditional Lenders

We work regularly with lenders such as CoBank and CFC 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 8 Professional Engineers – 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.

Let’s get started.

Vantage Point Solutions can help your company from start to finish.

By having consulting and engineering teams collaborate on applications under one roof, VPS gives its clients a leg up over the competition. 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

 

For more information, contact our Grant and Loan experts:

Kristy Szabo, Director of Consulting, 605-995-1786

Carmen O’Neill, PE, Asst. Director of Engineering, 605-995-1754