OPPORTUNITY: Broadband grants in St. Louis County

St. Louis County has two types of grants available right now. And a webinar for more info on one Aug 12…

Broadband Planning Grant

The purpose of the program is to assist communities with planning for and securing funds for broadband infrastructure in unserved or underserved areas of St. Louis County. Selected applicants will be awarded up to $25,000 and requires a 1:1 financial match. Eligible project costs are consulting costs and services, grant writing, personnel costs, surveys, and similar costs associated with planning.
Eligible Applicants: Cities, townships, tribal units, and non-profits located within St. Louis County.
Application Period: Friday, July 30 (8:00 am) – Friday, September 17, 2021 (4:30 pm).
Application: ApplicationW-9 Form
Guidelines and Maps: GuidelinesUnserved and Underserved Map
Contact: Brad Gustafson, 218-742-9563,

Broadband Infrastructure Grant

The purpose of the program is to assist communities with financing broadband infrastructure in unserved or underserved areas of St. Louis County. Selected applicants will be awarded up to $400,000 and requires a 1:1 financial match. Eligible project costs are architectural and engineering fees, consulting costs and services, personnel costs, surveys, construction costs, broadband equipment, and similar costs associated with broadband infrastructure construction.
Eligible Applicants: Cities, townships, tribal units, and non-profits located within St. Louis County. Private businesses are eligible to apply with the support and on behalf of government entities and non-profit organizations. Multi-organization collaborations are encouraged.
Application Period: All eligible applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis subject to grant funding availability.
Information Session: Thursday, August 12, 2021, from 9:00 am – 10:00 am (via Webex).
Application: ApplicationW-9 Form
Contact: Brad Gustafson, 218-742-9563,
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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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