Funding opportunity: Connected Communities Grants to expand broadband access & use
The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) Office of Broadband announced the new Illinois Connected Communities grant program designed to assist local governments, schools, and community organizations with building broadband capacity. The $150,000 grant opportunity will help communities close existing gaps and lay the groundwork for improved broadband access, adoption, and utilization.
The latest grant program by DCEO builds on Governor JB Pritzker’s capital commitment, Connect Illinois, aimed at improving access to broadband for the entire state. Grants will be provided on a competitive basis, with applications accepted through June 12th via this link. Read more. See the Notice of Funding Opportunity.