The Office of Broadband Development continues to tour Minnesota with a preview of information on the Border to Border Infrastructure Grant Program. If that’s new to you – or you’d like a reminder on the details, you can check out the webinar that Danna MacKenzie did with the Blandin Foundation earlier this summer…
DEED has been working on a list of FAQs based on the meetings.
The final meeting is tomorrow:
Tuesday, August 26 from 3:00 to 4:30 Perham Area Public Library 225 2nd Avenue NE Perham
Just last week I attended the meeting in Owatonna. It was attended by about 25 people – providers, County IT folks, reporters and elected officials. People had pretty specific questions. I had them all typed up and then to be honest I somehow lost them over the weekend – but maybe the highlights are better anyways…
- The Request for Proposals will come out in last September – no specific date has been set yet.
- A draft application will not be made available since they push is to get the actually application form out ASAP.
- They are checking into any issues with prevailing wages to see if there are minimum requirements for salaries.
- People are encouraged to apply – whether they feel the application is solid or complete or not. The ideas alone may help paint the need for future legislative funds for broadband.