Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI)

Contact:

Tamarah Holmes
804-371-7056
Tammy Breski
804-371-7067

The Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) extends broadband service to currently unserved areas. VATI prepares communities to build, utilize, and capitalize on telecommunications infrastructure with the goal of creating strong, competitive communities. 

For broadband planning information and resources, visit www.commonwealthconnect.virginia.gov/.

FY2021 VATI PROGRAM GUIDELINES AND CRITERIA

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) has finalized the FY2021 VATI Program Guidelines and Criteria.

FY2021 VATI Program Guidelines and Criteria

FY2021 VIRGINIA TELECOMMUNICATIONS INTITIATIVE (VATI) TIMELINE

April 14 – Guidelines stakeholder meeting #1
11:00am - 1:00pm 

April 23 – Guidelines stakeholder meeting #2
1:00pm - 3:00pm 

May 18 – Guidelines public comment deadline

June 9 – How-to-Apply workshop and webinar

July 13 – Deadline to notify DHCD intent of application

July 17 – DHCD posts potential applications on VATI website

August 17 – Application deadline

August 24 – DHCD posts applications on VATI website

September 23 – Challenge application deadline

November 9 – Deadline for responses to challenges

VATI Applications

2021 Applications will be posted on August 24, 2020.

VATI Archive Programs