Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI)

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The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) extends broadband service to currently unserved areas. VATI prepares communities to build, utilize, and capitalize on telecommunications infrastructure with the goal of creating strong, competitive communities. 

For broadband planning information and resources, visit www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov/.

2022 VIRGINIA TELECOMMUNICATION INITIATIVE


Final Guidelines

 The Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has released the final 2022 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) Program Guidelines and Criteria. To access the guidelines, please click the link below.


Timeline

April 16 Draft Guidelines Released for Opening of Public Comment Period

April 27, 10am-12pm & May 4, 10am-12pmPublic Input Sessions on Draft Guidelines

May 17Public Comment Period on Draft Guidelines Closes

June 4DHCD releases Final Guidelines for the FY2022 VATI Round

June 17, 2- 4pm – VATI How-to-Apply Webinar

June 17 Applications Open

June 21-September 13 – VATI Technical Assistance and Project Development Sessions

July 27 – Notice of Applications Due

August 3 – DHCD Posts Notices of Application on VATI website

September 14 – Applications Due

September 21 – DHCD Posts Applications on VATI Website

October 21 – Challenges Due

October 28 – DHCD Notifies Challenged Applicants

November 18 – Deadline for Challenge Rebuttals

December 3 – DHCD Notifies All Parties of Challenge Determination

Late December – Anticipated Announcement of Awards

FY2022 VATI Applications

DHCD has released copies of the 2022 VATI applications. To view an application, select the name of the application below. Point shapefiles of project areas will be made available on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021 through the Virginia Open Data Portal. Contact the Office of Broadband at vati@dhcd.virginia.gov with any questions.

 

FY2022 VATI Notices of Application

All VATI applicants are required to issue a VATI Notice of Application detailing their intent to apply for VATI funding no later than July 27, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. The partnerships listed in these notices are non-binding and there is no penalty for submitting a notice of application and not applying for VATI. Internet service providers are listed with notices of application if the county submitted two or more notices of application with different co-applicants. Notices of application received by DHCD are provided in the table below: