After 15-minute discussion last Tuesday, the Sherburne County Board Tuesday approved three grant applications by Arvig for broadband projects in Haven Twp., Clear Lake Twp. and Elk River.
Arvig has requested to partner with Sherburne County on 2022 State of MN Border to Border Broadband program applications.
The grants are $666,406 for the Haven Twp. project, $192,477 in Clear Lake Twp. and $217,060.50 in Elk River. The board passed a resolution of commitment of 30% contribution for each project. Should Arvig be awarded any of the grants by the state, the county’s contribution (using ARPA funds) would be $499,804.50 for Haven Twp., $144,357.75 for Clear Lake Twp. and $162,795.38 for Elk River.
The projects would serve a total of 254 homes for the three projects combined.
The board tabled its decision on proposed broadband projects in Santiago Twp. and Becker Twp. until August.