The Department of Economic Development (DED) has posted the final guidelines for its Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program. The program is funded via the State of Missouri’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This $265 million program will help communities and providers across the state invest in broadband infrastructure to bring access to unserved and underserved areas through competitive grants.
Infrastructure Grant - $265M
Fund last and middle-mile infrastructure build out, including One Touch Make Ready and pole replacement costs, bringing minimum speeds of 100 mbps / 20 mbps to unserved and underserved areas.
Cell Towers Grant - $20M
Expand the capacity for all cellular carriers by funding the construction, retroﬁt and refurbishment of towers, especially on public lands owned by state agencies, counties and local governments.
NTIA Grant - $42.2M
Funded through Department of Commerce, NTIA Programs help providers, communities, counties, and regions invest in building broadband infrastructure in rural and underserved areas of the state.
For more information or to apply, visit One Stop ARPA Resources - Broadband | Department of Economic Development (mo.gov)