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The Border-to-Border Broadband Development Grant Program funds the build-out of infrastructure to promote the expansion of broadband service to areas of Minnesota that are unserved or underserved.

During the 2015 special session, the legislature included $10,588,000 in funds for the Border-to-Border Broadband Infrastructure grant program. The funds were meant to expand broadband service in unserved and underserved regions throughout Minnesota. The grants can provide up to 50 percent of project development costs, and the maximum grant amount is $5 million. The application period is now closed. Challenges were accepted until October 9, 2015. Funding decisions were announced November 20, 2015; see the Grants/Grantees tab.

Expressions of Interest: If you weren’t able to apply in the 2015 grant round, let us know of your interest by filling out the Expression of Interest in Support of Minnesota Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program form. We have data on the number of unserved households but YOU can help us document the demand for broadband in unserved and underserved areas to support continuation of the broadband infrastructure grant program!

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