Grant application period is open now through Sept. 15
ST. PAUL, Minn. – Large portions of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall and other northwestern counties still lack adequate access to broadband internet. Some businesses have even reported struggling to find an internet provider to connect them. To help remedy this situation which affects parts of many counties across the state – the state legislature appropriated $10.588 million to the Border to Border Broadband Infrastructure Grant program. Sen. LeRoy Stumpf (DFL-Plummer) is urging groups in his district to apply for the broadband grant program.
“Broadband is so critical to our economy, job growth and the ability to innovate – and in our corner of the state finding a way to connect can be a real struggle. The legislature appropriated these dollars because we realize that connecting broadband across our state is going to be expensive – but it’s also so important to communities. I encourage any company of organization thinking about expanding broadband to consider applying for this money,” said Sen. Stumpf.
The application can be found on the Department of Employment and Economic Development’s website. Applications are being accepted now through Sept. 15 at 4:00 p.m.
Sen. Stumpf can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling his office at 651-296-8660.