Broadband Grant Funding
Below are a few of the various local, State, and Federal grant funding sources for broadband infrastructure and digital equity and inclusion.
Get Ready: Community Support Program
The Get Ready Community Support program will accelerate community broadband planning at a regional scale through tailored technical assistance and the coordination of multiple professional service providers to support participants.
Details can be found here: https://www.maineconnectivity.org/get-ready-community-support
Connect the Ready Grants
Connect the Ready is a competitive grants program that will encourage proactive partnerships and collaborative efforts to design, fund, and build broadband infrastructure projects in eligible areas. Proposed areas where the majority of locations currently have service of less than 25 / 3 Mbps will be preferred over other proposed areas.
Details can be found here: https://www.maineconnectivity.org/connect-the-ready-grants
Maine Community Foundation – Community Building Grant Program
This grant program supports projects and organizations focused on making communities stronger.
Details can be found here: https://www.mainecf.org/apply-for-a-grant/available-grants-deadlines/community-building-grants/
Northern Border Regional Commission – SEID Investment Program
The Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) is a partnership between the federal government and the States of Maine, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont. The mission of the NBRC is to fund economic development and infrastructure projects throughout designated counties in its four-state service area.
Details can be found here: https://www.nbrc.gov/content/economic-infrastructure-development-investments