As provided by Sec. 2 § 8085 of Act No. 71, which became law on June 8, 2021, the purpose of the Broadband Preconstruction Grant Program is to provide grants to CUDs (“Districts”) for preconstruction costs related to broadband projects that are a part of a universal service plan and meet other criteria as specified in Act No. 71. As provided by Sec. 2 § 8085 of Act No. 71, eligible costs include expenses for feasibility studies, business planning, pole data surveys, engineering and design, and make-ready work associated with the construction of broadband networks, including consultant, legal, and administrative expenses, and any other cost deemed appropriate by the Board.