ConnectME Grants FY2018

April 3, 2017

ConnectME Grant Program Announced

The Connect ME Authority anticipates funding $300,000 in awards between the infrastructure and planning grant programs. They note that given the increased interest in the program, the Authority will evaluate the amount of grant requests received and determine how funding will be dispersed between the two programs.

Deadline: May 12th, 2017 (awards to be determined at May 26 ConnectME Authority Board meeting)

Grant Purposes:

Infrastructure Grants: Expanding affordable broadband through creative solutions for affordable broadband service to the unserved areas of Maine and promote the policies of the State related to broadband service.

Community Broadband Planning Grants: Awarded to communities to produce plans that define local broadband needs, goals and encourages adoption of identified best practices by participating municipalities and organizations.

Application Materials are available for download on the ConnectME web page here.

Contacts:

None provided. See materials on ConnectME web site linked above.