broadband grants

ConnectedMN is accepting applications for grants to bring tech devices, internet access, and digital learning support to students across the state. The grants are especially intended for communities most in need — including students who are people of color, students from low-income families, and students residing in rural Minnesota. The…

On Wednesday, July 24, and Thursday, July 25, the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development will host a series of three webinar/WebEx toll-free calls to support the 2019 broadband grant application process and to answer potential applicant questions. This webinar will introduce this year’s changes to the program, walk through the…

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband recently released its 2017 Annual Report. The report highlighted the work of the Broadband Task Force and included policy recommendations for the governor and Legislature. The task force has studied issues related to broadband affordability, adoption and accessibility, and has made recommendations to remove…

The Governor’s Task Force on Broadband took a field trip Wednesday, June 28, to witness the positive impact high-speed Internet access is having on Rock County. Denise Dittrich represents MSBA members on the Task Force. Several communities within rural Rock County have been the beneficiaries of high-speed Internet service thanks…

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Office of Broadband Development, will be soliciting proposals from qualified organizations for Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Development Grants. The grant application period opens on July 3, 2017. The application deadline is 4…

The Minnesota Department of Education invites applications from Minnesota public school districts, charter schools and education districts for projects that expand broadband access for students under the 2016 Laws of Minnesota, chapter 189, article 30, sections 24-25. Applicants may apply for a Broadband Expansion Off-Campus Learning Grant and, if eligible…

Source: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) The 2016 period for broadband grant applications opened on July 22 for $35 million in state funding to expand broadband infrastructure in Minnesota. Applications for the new funding will be accepted through October 3 through the Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic…

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