Mo DED Announces Second Application Cycle For Broadband Funding

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced a second application cycle will include $2 million in funding for broadband providers.

The application cycle opened Tuesday and will close at noon next Thursday, September 17th. Applications will be reviewed upon submission until funds are exhausted. Grant funds may be used to pay for costs associated with deployment of broadband to unserved and underserved areas of the state.

The program was announced in July as part of Governor Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery strategy, including a broadband expansion initiative using the state’s CARES Act funding. The Emergency Broadband Investment Program was designed to reimburse providers for the cost of broadband expansion to qualified households supporting students, teleworkers, or vulnerable populations.