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Idaho Department of Commerce Adjusts Broadband Grant Program Award Dates

 

BOISE, Idaho—July 29, 2020— The Idaho Department of Commerce is extending the anticipated notice of award date for all Idaho Broadband Grant program applicants.

Applicants without challenges to their applications will be notified of award by August 5, 2020. Applicants with challenges to their application will be notified of award no later than August 14, 2020.

The Idaho Broadband grant program was funded and approved by the Coronavirus Financial Advisory Committee (CFAC) to utilize CARES Act funds to meet COVID-19 emergency criteria. The grant program will fund broadband projects across Idaho that improve broadband infrastructure and service for healthcare clinics, hospital facilities, public safety organizations, local governments, and Idaho residents.

Eligible applicants must be an Idaho local or tribal government or a State of Idaho agency. For ease of administration, the grant program will adopt the definition of Idaho local governments described in Idaho Code section 67-1226. County governments may apply for grants on behalf of unincorporated communities. Broadband service may only be provided by for-profit companies or membership owned cooperative corporations as defined in Idaho Code section 30-30-103 and not by the applicant.

For more grant program information, including eligible projects and costs, funding terms, application dates and process details, and award considerations, please visit https://commerce.idaho.gov/broadband/.