FY 2021 Enacted Appropriations: Broadband
Final fiscal year (FY) 2021 appropriations were signed into law on December 27, 2020 as part of a large package that also included supplemental COVID-19 funding and many other provisions (P.L. 116-260).
This brief summarizes funding and policy provisions in the bill and in explanatory statements related to grant funding for broadband internet service. Funding and provisions discussed come from Division A (Agriculture appropriations), Division B (Commerce, Justice, Science appropriations), Division D (Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies appropriations), Division BB (Private Health Insurance and Public Health Provisions), and Division FF (Other Matter). This brief does not discuss provisions related to COVID-19 response; they were covered in Budget Brief 20-25.