CPF Application Questions
BEAM Capital Projects Fund (“CPF”) Sample Application Questions
DATED: June 7, 2023
|Contact Phone Number
|Please indicate the type of organization submitting this application.
|FCC Registration Number (FRN)
|Please provide the UEI number associated with the applying organization on SAM.gov.
|Please provide your MAGIC Vendor ID number of the applying organization.
|Please provide proof of documentation/registration with the Mississippi Secretary of State's Office
|Is the applying entity currently delinquent on any federal debt?
|Please confirm the applying entity is aware that equipment from prohibited manufacturers under 2 CFR § 200.216 is ineligible for grant funding.
|Does the applying entity have broadband operations experience?
|Has there been any turnover in key personnel who will be responsible for the program or oversight of the program in the past 3 years?
|Has the applicant entered markets lacking access to broadband?
|Describe the applicant's customer installation and customer service operations
|Has the applicant ever been disqualified from receiving federal, state, or local broadband grants for failure to meet deployment milestones or otherwise failure to satisfy funding obligations?
|Describe the applicant’s current service area.
|Upload the applicant’s existing network diagram.
|Describe the applicant's existing network.
|Does the applicant use internal or external teams to build and operate your networks?
|Size of existing construction and operations team
|Expected size of team managing grant requirements and project if grant is awarded
|Historical Financial Statements (Previous 3 Years)
|Applicant will be required to define on a map the area impacted by the project. Applicants can either manually draw (circle), upload a shapefile, or select the region.
|High Level Design
|Applicant will be required to upload high level design documentation based on a supplied template. Sufficient detail for high level designs include, but are not limited to, the following information: (1) where the backhaul originates; (2) specified fiber count; (3) identification of backhaul/wholesale provider (including name and speed if available); (4) location of hub/feeder for the proposed project; and (5) fiber counts for all fiber routes.
|Please specify what part of the network will be constructed in the proposed project.
|Please specify what type of broadband construction is being proposed for the applicant’s project.
|Please provide a brief executive summary of your project. Include an explanation of why grant funding is necessary for the project.
|Please provide a description of the proposed project’s geographical coverage.
|Please provide a description of the major infrastructure to be deployed in the proposed project.
|Please upload any budgetary engineering designs, diagrams, and maps that demonstrate the viability of the proposed project.
|What type of entity will own the network?
|What type of entity will operate the network?
|Have all permits required by the plan been secured?
|(IF NO TO 35 this question will pop up) Describe the plan for obtaining all necessary permits identified in response to question 35.
|Please describe how the proposed project will promote job growth or retention, expand the property tax base or improve the overall economic vitality of the municipality or region
|Will this project bring reliable 100 Mbps symmetrical (download & upload) to the entire area in the plan?
|Please indicate the maximum upload and download speeds available at each location upon project completion.
|Will the plan meet a service level of 100 Mbps download and 20 Mbps upload to the areas where 100/100 Mbps is not achievable?
|Please upload documentation justifying why 100 Mbps symmetrical would not be practical to the entire area in the plan.
|Please upload a Gantt chart for the proposed project.
|Please upload the Network Design PE Certification OR Certification from an in-house engineer who designs and oversees the implementation of network designs in the regular course of business. Should an in-house engineer provide certification, please also provide details of such individual's expertise.
|Please upload the proposed network diagram for the proposed project.
|Please provide a detailed description of the proposed network.
|Bill of Materials
|Insert Chart Template Based on HLD Upload (Ready to create template)
|Please explain the estimated total project cost.
|Is any portion of the applicant's match funds being provided by a local government's ARPA allocation?
|IF YES TO 49 then populate Question 49a. Please upload the board resolution passed specifically allowing for the local government's contribution identified in question 49.
|Please upload the proposed pricing structure (by associated download and upload speeds) for all broadband services to be offered in association with the project.
|Please upload financial metrics with grant funding and financial metrics without grant funding.
|Please explain in detail the additional public benefit and justification for using Capital Projects Funds in addition to previously secured federal funds to complete this project.
|Have costs been incurred by the applicant prior to submission of this application for this project?
|Is the applicant in a public-private partnership?
|Has the applicant ever been awarded a federal or state grant that requires awardee to use federal and state procurement guidelines?
|Provide evidence of experience with federal or state procurement guidelines.
|Upload evidence of experience with federal or state procurement guidelines.
|Has the applicant withdrawn or been removed from a federally funded program following the execution of a grant agreement?
|Has the applicant been issued a corrective action plan or notice of noncompliance under a past/current federal award?
|Has the applicant incurred delays under the environmental assessment process on past/current federal funded projects?
|Has the applicant missed any relevant deadlines pertaining to past or current federal awards provided to you?
|Question not used.
|Upload any Single Audit reports or Program Specific Audits the applicant has engaged an Independent Auditor to perform in the past three years.
|Were any findings documented in the Single Audits or Program Specific Audits?
|Describe the actions taken in response to the documented findings from the Single Audits or Program Specific Audits.
|How much match capital is the applicant providing for this project?
|How much match funding has the applicant secured for this project?
|What type of financing is the applicant looking to obtain for your match funding?
|Does the applicant participate in the Affordable Connectivity Program or Lifeline Program?
|How many ACP accounts does the applicant currently service?
|Upload any marketing materials that demonstrate the applicant's commitment to providing affordable services.
|Please provide a list of applicant's service offerings and price points that meet unique needs of economically disadvantaged households and their affordability levels.
|Does the applicant provide special rates and discounts for devices that enable remote learning?
|Describe how the proposed project could scale and improve the broadband services delivered. This description may also include a discussion of possible growth potential that is outside the commitment made by the applicant as part of the grant application
|Does the applicant commit to sustain the project for at least five years?
|Have all necessary rights of way and easements been acquired?
|Please provide documentation that is sufficient to substantiate this has been achieved.
|Does the proposed project require any of the following permit types (or others) ?
|Please list the "Other" permit types.
|Please provide the status of each permit selected in response to question 81.
|Have all environmental review requirements been identified that are necessary for the proposed project to begin construction?
|Community Engagement Impact
|Please describe how this project supports the program objectives and previous broadband planning efforts in the proposed project area.
|Please describe how this project fits into an existing community strategic plan.
|Please provide recent survey data that covers broad spectrum of community with statistically meaningful results regarding level of need and gaps.
|Please upload evidence of any community support. This may include, but is not limited to, “personalized” letters of support, attendance at events/meetings demonstrating community engagement at-large, and planning/organizing events for community members.
|Please describe the applicant's engagement with stakeholders outside of the project team, which may include residents, businesses, community leaders, project partners, elected officials, community broadband task force, etc.
|Please describe the plan to include local hires and provide opportunities for local hires such as apprenticeship programs, job fairs, and training programs.
|Please describe the workforce development efforts that have been recently undertaken as well as those efforts planned for the future.
|Indicate the number of residences that will have service available as a result of the project.
|Indicate the number of businesses that will have service available as a result of the project.
|Indicate the number of farmers or agricultural use customers that will have service available as a result of the project.
|Indicate the number of community anchor institutions that will have service available as a result of the project.
|Please describe the proposed project's impact on public safety, workforce training and development, employment search, and other economic advances.