Updated RFP: COVID-Response Connected Community Resilience Program Grant Application
REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OVERVIEW
This grant opportunity is issued by the Vermont Department of Public Service (“Department”). The Department invites applications from Communications Union Districts (“CUDs”).
As provided by Act 137, which was signed into law by Governor Phil Scott on July 2, 2020, the purpose of the COVID-Response Connected Community Resilience Program (the “Program”) is to fund recovery planning efforts of communications union districts, particularly concerning accelerating their deployment schedules. On October 3, 2020, Act 154 -- the new budget bill -- increased the CARES Act appropriation for the CUD planning grant program in Section 14(a) of Act 137 from $800,000 to $2,300,000 and increased the original $100,000 individual CUD grant cap to $400,000.