The Regional Connectivity Program grants opportunity (the RCP) will provide up to $83 million of targeted investment in ‘place-based’ telecommunications infrastructure projects which maximise economic and social opportunities in regional, rural and remote Australian communities.

Applications for RCP funding closed on 17 November 2020. Applications are now being competitively assessed. The outcomes will be announced after this process has been completed, which is expected to be in Q1 2021.

The RCP is a key component of the Government’s response to the 2018 Regional Telecommunications Review. The RCP has been designed through extensive consultation with key stakeholders, including through the release of a discussion paper in August 2019 and public consultation on the draft program guidelines in March 2020.