Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED)
01/07/20 4:00 PM CDT
Grants to Missouri nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and businesses to provide internet service infrastructure in eligible areas of the state. Funding is intended for the construction of facilities, finalizing engineering and construction plans, permitting, installation, and validation of service.
The focus of this grant program is to provide state resources that help providers, communities, counties, and regions invest in building broadband infrastructure in unserved and underserved areas of the state.
Grant funding can be used only to pay for costs associated with deployment of broadband to unserved and underserved areas.
Applicants can fund only the acquisition and installation of retail broadband internet service with baseline speeds of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload in the area proposed to be served. Examples of generally eligible project costs include:
GrantWatch ID#: 187513
The maximum grant request is $5 million. Projects requesting $500,000 or less in grant assistance will be given higher priority to ensure the maximum number of projects can be accomplished with the limited funding available.
The department desires all awarded projects to be completed as expediently as possible and will track progress based on the submitted work plan and timeline. The department also understands the construction of infrastructure is at the mercy of weather, available materials, and contractors.
Regional Reference Maps: https://ded.mo.gov/sites/default/files/programs/program-documents/Regional%20Maps.pdf