PSD issues the first of three rounds of funding for the Broadband Innovation Grant program

06 August 2019

Governor Phil Scott and the Department of Public Service announce the launch of the first of three rounds of funding for the Broadband Innovation Grant program to help communities conduct feasibility studies and create business plans related to the deployment of broadband in rural, unserved and underserved areas of Vermont.

The program will award up to $60,000 per grant to eligible grantees including non-profit organizations, for-profit businesses, cooperatives, communications union districts and other government entities. Grantees must deliver a feasibility study that proposes new broadband systems with minimum speeds of 25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload in unserved or underserved areas.

Applicants should notify the Department by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, September 5, 2019 of their intent to respond to this grant opportunity by sending an email to psd.telecom@vermont.gov with “Intent to Respond: “BIG 2019-01” in the subject line, or by sending a letter to:

Broadband Innovation Grant
Department of Public Service
112 State Street, Floor 3
Montpelier, VT 05620-2601

For more information, please see the RFP Broadband Innovative Grant 1st Round 8-6-19 or contact Clay Purvis at 802-371-9655 or clay.purvis@vermont.gov.