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FY2015 Category 1: A Sea of Small Applications

In Funding Year 2015, over 50% of the applicants requesting Category 1 funds requested a total of $20,000 or less.

Fast Facts

  • Almost 75% of the applicants participating in FY2015 requested a total of $50,000 or less in Category One discounts
  • 1,778 applicants requested a total of $1,000 or less in Category 1 funds, while 1,500 applicants requested greater than $250,000

In Funding Year 2015, applicants across the country requested approximately $2.24 billion in discounts on Category One services.  An analysis of the applications filed shows that a large majority of applicants requested less than $50,000 to support their telecommunications and Internet connectivity needs.

Of the total applicants who requested Category 1 funds in FY2015, the following chart shows what percentage of those applicants requested $100,000 or less:

You can download a report showing the full applicant count by $1,000 discount increment by clicking here.

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