The Fund provides financial supports to projects mentioned above in the “About the Fund” section. These projects are implemented by telecommunication providers and monitored by the NTRC.
The NTRC releases call for projects inviting persons to submit ideas which are evaluated by the NTRC for funding under the USF. Once approved, the NTRC will work with the applicant to develop the project based on their use case and requirements. All projects are subject to open competitive bidding to identify a telecommunications provider to implement the project. Projects are implemented together with the applicant. See the steps below
Application are submitted by individual or business for consideration
Applications are evaluated by NTRC
Application is approved by NTRC's USF project committee
At this stage the applicant is consulted to further develop the project
The project is implemented by the successful bidder (service provider)