08 Jul 2022
ECG’s Office of Economic & Community Development assembles available opportunities in grants and funding relevant to your needs. This July we highlight an offering by The National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). We continue to share information about additional funding opportunities throughout the year.
The Middle Mile Broadband Infrastructure Grant (MMG) Program provides funding for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure. The purpose of the grant program is to expand and extend middle mile infrastructure to reduce the cost of connecting areas that are unserved or underserved to the internet backbone.
Grants can be used for the construction, improvement, or acquisition of middle mile infrastructure, including:
- Construction, improvement, or acquisition of facilities and equipment
- Engineering design, permitting and work related to project reviews
- Personnel costs, incl. salaries and benefits for staff and consultants
- Other costs necessary to programmatic activities
Cost Sharing / Matching: The amount of a middle mile grant awarded to an eligible entity through this program may not exceed 70 percent of the total project cost.