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Broadband Grants

St. Louis County provides broadband grants to support local broadband initiatives by providing financial assistance to eligible applicants addressing broadband needs in unserved or underserved areas of St. Louis County, Minnesota.
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Broadband Planning Grant

The purpose of the program is to assist communities with planning for and securing funds for broadband infrastructure in unserved or underserved areas of St. Louis County. Selected applicants will be awarded up to $25,000 and requires a 1:1 financial match. Eligible project costs are consulting costs and services, grant writing, personnel costs, surveys, and similar costs associated with planning.
 
Eligible Applicants: Cities, townships, tribal units, and non-profits located within St. Louis County.
Information Session: July, 29, 2021: Click here to view the Webex meeting (The password to view this meeting is CDBG2021a).
Application Period: Friday, July 30 (8:00 am) – Friday, September 17, 2021 (4:30 pm).
Application: ApplicationW-9 Form 
Guidelines and Maps: Guidelines, Unserved and Underserved Map
Contact: Brad Gustafson, 218-742-9563
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Broadband Infrastructure Grant

The purpose of the program is to assist communities with financing broadband infrastructure in unserved or underserved areas of St. Louis County. Selected applicants will be awarded up to $400,000 and requires a 1:1 financial match. Eligible project costs are architectural and engineering fees, consulting costs and services, personnel costs, surveys, construction costs, broadband equipment, and similar costs associated with broadband infrastructure construction.
 
Eligible Applicants: Cities, townships, tribal units, and non-profits located within St. Louis County. Private businesses are eligible to apply with the support and on behalf of government entities and non-profit organizations. Multi-organization collaborations are encouraged.
Application Period: All eligible applications will be reviewed on an on-going basis subject to grant funding availability.
Information Session: Thursday, August 12, 2021, Click here to view the Webex meeting (The password to view this meeting is dQDMNJm8).
Application: ApplicationW-9 Form 
Contact: Brad Gustafson, 218-742-9563
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St. Louis County Broadband Survey

This short survey includes questions about your current home Internet subscription and your use of and satisfaction with current broadband services.  If you do not have a home broadband subscription, we would like to know more about that. Click here to Start Survey.