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 4:00 p.m. Monday, September 11, 2017.
Here’s the application: 2017 Broadband Grant Application (including the scoring criteria)
Are you thinking about applying? Check out these upcoming informational webinars offered by the staff at the MN Office of Broadband Development:
The first webinar will be held on Monday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Central Time). There are three more scheduled, all repeats of the first:
- Friday, July 7 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Monday, July 10 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 12 at 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The first hour of each webinar will cover the grant program and application process details. The second hour will be available for any additional questions attendees may have.
To register to attend the webinars, please go to the registration links below for the date/time you wish to select, click on the URL, fill out the form, and then click on “Register Now.” Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the meeting.
To register for the Monday, June 26, 2017 meeting, go to: https://intercall.webex.com/intercall/j.php?RGID=r0d9c21dd3d7de63f4fd6ed318844adda
To register for the Friday, July 7, 2017 meeting, go to: https://intercall.webex.com/intercall/j.php?RGID=reac3f726ca1a5f828fbeec23be8530c2
To register for the Monday, July 10, 2017 meeting, go to:
To register for the Wednesday, July 12, 2017, go to: https://intercall.webex.com/intercall/j.php?RGID=r60d39322f2fdba92781b563601eeda79
If you have difficulty with the registration process via the registration links above, please send an email with your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org and OBD staff will assist you in registering for the webinars, or call 651-259-7610 to reach the office by phone.
The grant application is available for review now (click here for grant info and access to the application). The grant application filing period opens on July 3, 2017.
The deadline for submitting applications is September 11, 2017 at 4 p.m. However, please note, if you are considering submitting a broadband grant application, you must contact wireline broadband providers in your proposed project area by July 31 to comply with the pre-application notification portion of the application process (or six weeks before you file your application, if you file before September 11).