The Minnesota Department of Education invites applications from Minnesota public school districts, charter schools and education districts for projects that expand broadband access for students under the 2016 Laws of Minnesota, chapter 189, article 30, sections 24-25.
Applicants may apply for a Broadband Expansion Off-Campus Learning Grant and, if eligible to receive general education transportation sparsity revenue under Minnesota Statutes, section 126C.10, they may also apply for a “School Bus Internet Access” grant. A total of $500,000 is available for this grant opportunity and the maximum grant award is $50,000 for Grant A or, if applying for both Grant A and Grant B, $50,000 remains the maximum.
The grant opportunity documents are available on the department’s grant opportunity site at https://w1.education.state.mn.us/EGMS/searchAllActiveGrants.do. (Select “COMPETITIVE – 2017 – INTERNET BROADBAND EXPANSION FOR STUDENTS.”)
Applications must be received by (not postmarked by) 3:30 p.m. September 9, 2016.
Please contact Jennifer Nelson with questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. A question-and-answer document will be published on the grant site after August 24, 2016.