Act Quickly! Applications are due July 2, 2020.
Through this unique program, the Oregon Legislative Assembly Joint Emergency Board has allocated $10,000,000 for grants from funds received by the state of Oregon under the CARES Act of 2020.
Who Can Apply
Oregon cities, counties, ports, tribes, cooperatives, non-profit corporations, public-private partnerships, school districts, education service districts, hospitals, health systems and private sector internet service providers.
- Infrastructure construction capable of delivering basic broadband, a minimum of 25 Mbps downstream and 3 Mbps upstream or better; and/or
- Emergency response projects to provide increased broadband capacity internet access for telework, telehealth and K-12 distance learning applications.
Unserved* and underserved** areas in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency.
- Applications are due July 2, 2020 by 5:00 pm Pacific Time.
- Award offers will be made as soon as possible until all funds are committed.
- All projects must be completed and grant funds must be expended by December 30, 2020.
- This is a non-competitive rolling grant. Applications will be considered for funding as soon as they are received.
- The application is not lengthy.
- This grant does not need to benefit only COVID patients, but can be used to benefit anyone whose healthcare needs are not being met due to the lack of broadband.
- Complete details and the fillable application form may be found on Business Oregon’s Rural Broadband Capacity Program website.
*Unserved area means a geographic area within which there is no service provider offering residential wireline or wireless terrestrial broadband service at a speed of at least 10 megabits per second for downloads and one megabit per second for uploads.
**Underserved area means a geographic area within which there is no service provider offering residential wireline or wireless terrestrial broadband service at a speed of at least 25 megabits per second for downloads and three megabits per second for uploads.