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. Consistent with the enabling legislation, DHCD will award the $19 million appropriation to eligible applicants, subsidizing construction costs and providing last-mile services to these unserved areas of the state.
 

2020 Public Notice

As detailed in the 2020 Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) program guidelines, all applicants are required to issue a public notice (Notice) detailing the proposed VATI project no later than Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019 at 5 p.m. Local government applicants must follow their own procedures and requirements when issuing a Notice. When it is issued, a copy of the Notice must be submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) at vati@dhcd.virginia.gov. DHCD will upload all Notice copies that it receives on a rolling basis twice a week to its website. All Notices received by DHCD will be posted to the website no later than Friday, Aug. 9, 2019, and will remain available until VATI applications close on Sept. 3, 2019.

Any questions regarding an individual Public Notice should be directed to the locality that posted the notice.

Locality 

Date Posted    

Gloucester County

July 8, 2019

Stafford County

July 26, 2019 

Fauquier County

July 30, 2019

King and Queen County

July 30, 2019

Charles City County

August 1, 2019

Suffolk, City

August 2, 2019

Surry County

August 2, 2019

Brunswick County

August 2, 2019

Franklin County

August 2, 2019

Albemarle Broadband Authority

August 2, 2019

Frederick County 

August 5, 2019

Augusta County

August 5, 2019

Bath County - BARC

August 5, 2019

Bath County - MGW

August 5, 2019

Botetourt County

August 5, 2019

City of Chesapeake

August 1, 2019

Cumberland Plateau PDC - Buchanan

August 6, 2019

Cumberland Plateau PDC - Dickerson

August 6, 2019

Culpeper County - DOT COM

August 6, 2019

Grayson County

August 6, 2019

Greene County

August 6, 2019

Halifax County

August 5, 2019

Hanover County

August 6, 2019

King George County

August 6, 2019

LENOWISCO PDC

August 6, 2019

Louisa County

August 6, 2019

Mecklenburg County

August 5, 2019

Montgomery County

August 6, 2019

New Kent County

August 5, 2019

Northern Neck PDC 

August 5, 2019

Orange County -DOT COM

August 6, 2019

Orange County - Barboursville

August 6, 2019

Orange County - BLM service area

August 6, 2019

Page County

August 5, 2019

Patrick County

August 5, 2019

Prince George County

August 6, 2019

Pulaski County

August 6, 2019

Rockbridge County

August 5, 2019

Russell IDA - Lebanon

August 6, 2019

Spotsylvania County

August 5, 2019

Washington County 

August 6, 2019

Wythe County 

August 6, 2019

2019 VATI Application Modification -- Russell County

DHCD has received a modification request from Russell County IDA for their awarded 2019 VATI project. The modification and original application are now available below.The modification is subject to the challenge process.Challengers have 30 days to challenge the modification and must submit the required documents, as indicated in the 2019 VATI Guidleines and Criteria. Challenges are due by Sept. 14, 2019 and must be submitted to vati@dhcd.virginia.gov.

Locality

Private Provider/Partner

Funding Award

Leverage/Match

Total Cost

Russell County

iGo

$455,581

$2,106,280

$2,561,861

Russell County (Modification)

iGO

$455,581

$2,106,280

$2,561,861

 

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