More information on Minnesota Border to Border grant application process

I’ve written about this before. I’m not sure that there’s any new news here but I know many readers are interested in the state broadband grants and I know the information the Office of Broadband Development will be helpful…

Minnesota Border to Border Broadband Development Grant

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 opened on July 22, 2016. The application deadline is 4:00 p.m., Monday, October 3, 2016.

Application Process

The 2016 Broadband Grant Application is now available for download. Please note that in downloading the Microsoft Word version of the Grant Application, some people have encountered some text box and pagination issues. If you observe such errors, you can download a PDF version of the Grant Application. If you use the PDF version of the application, convert the PDF to Word or contact and we will email a copy of the Word version.

If you have any other questions, you can email the Broadband office at or look through the Broadband Grant Program FAQs. The FAQs will be updated throughout the grant application process as new questions come in.

The website for Broadband Grant information is located at

Notice of Grant Criteria and Scoring Posting

DEED is required by law to post the specific criteria and any quantitative weighting scheme or scoring system that will be used to evaluate or rank applications and award grants for this competitive grant program.

Download the Grant Criteria and Scoring Document.

Contact Information

For questions, call 651-259-7610; or email

This notice does not commit the State of Minnesota or DEED to entering into a grant contract with any organization.

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About Ann Treacy

I have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesota’s first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

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