Planning Grants

The ConnectME Authority (Authority) is a component unit of Maine state government whose mission is to promote use of broadband service by identifying and sharing best practices that encourage use of broadband service, eliminating barriers to use of broadband service and facilitating and supporting public-private partnerships to increase use of broadband.

The authority provides funds for broadband planning grants to municipalities, groups of municipalities or nonprofit local or regional community organizations that are providing local or regional economic development programs to develop plans to expand the availability of broadband services in unserved and underserved areas.1

1 Public Law 2015, chapter 93, Part 7, section 9217 http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/35-A/title35-Asec9217.html