A couple possible funding opportunities for broadband projects

One shared by the Minnesota Office of Broadband Development…

The Rural Utilities Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced the opening of its application period for the fiscal year 2016 Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grants. Applications are due March 14, 2016. Grant awards will range from $50,000 to $500,000.
The DLT Program provides financial assistance to encourage and improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies that students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents can use. The grants, which are awarded through a competitive process, may be used to fund telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies which extend educational and medical applications into rural areas. Grants are intended to benefit end-users in rural areas, who are often not in the same location as the source of the educational or health care service.
More information on the DLT program is available in the Federal Register announcement at https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2016/01/12/2016-00405/announcement-of-grant-application-deadlines-and-funding-levels and on the USDA website at http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants

And one long shot…

Deluxe, Shark Tank Judge Look To Revitalize One American Small Town
The Shoreview-based company and the celebrity entrepreneur will provide one-on-one assistance and a $500,000 investment to the winning town.

OK it might not be specifically broadband – but it could be broadband!

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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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