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Broadband grant funding available to St. Louis County

Jun 14, 2022 09:35AM ● By Laura Durenberger
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By Molly Wasche - KBJR 6 News - June 13, 2022

County leaders are reminding local communities of grant funding intended to increase broadband access in St. Louis County.

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) will award $95 million in broadband grants as part of the Border-to-Border Broadband Infrastructure grant program.

The funding can be used to reimburse for up to half the cost of the broadband infrastructure deployed.

Funding for a single project is capped at $5 million.

The deadline to apply is August 4.

Click here for more information.

St. Louis County still has more than $610,000 in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds to distribute for eligible broadband projects.

This includes $175,000 for broadband project planning costs, and $438,000 for project implementation costs.

To see the original report and read related stories, follow this link to the KBJR 6 News website.

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