The ND Broadband grant project application is now available to applicants. To apply go to: WebGrants - North Dakota (nd.gov)
More information about the program can be found at: Broadband | North Dakota Information Technology
The grant application period begins today, Oct. 14, and will close for Round 1 applicants at 4 p.m. Central on Dec. 2.
North Dakota received $45 million in American Rescue Plan coronavirus aid to boost broadband infrastructure in the state. North Dakota Information Technology (NDIT) department is seeking feedback on both the proposed plan for the deployment of new broadband infrastructure for communities with limited or no access, and the application process to obtain the grants to help fund this buildout.
The State of North Dakota will use Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund (CPF) grant money earmarked for the deployment of next generation broadband infrastructure to help ensure all communities have fast and reliable access needed to utilize critical online services.
The focus of this program is to build a broadband infrastructure designed to deliver service that reliably meets or exceeds symmetrical speeds of 100Mbps so that communities have future-proof infrastructure to serve their long-term needs.
NDIT is targeting the beginning of 2023 to announce final awards to applicants / subrecipients of the CPF grants.
Oct. 14 – ND Broadband grant application opens
Dec. 2 – ND Broadband grant application for Round 1 closes at 4 p.m. CT
Dec. 16 – Proposed Round 1 grant awards will be made available for public comment
Dec. 30 – Public comments and/or challenges to awards are due
Jan. 13, 2023 – Awards for projects will be announced
C O N T A C T:
Alisa Cook | 701-328-7408
Jecca Geffre | 701-955-0304