ConnectMaine grants are funded through a one quarter of one percent (0.25%) assessment on all communications, video and internet service bills, and a $0.10 surcharge on all phone numbers, which generate approximately $3 million per year. On July 14, 2020, Maine voters passed the first broadband bond, $15 million. In early 2022, ConnectMaine was awarded a grant from the NTIA to support a $30 million project to connect nearly 15,000 potential subscriber locations. Application windows for grants are opened by vote of the ConnectMaine Authority.
Awarded to develop plans to expand the availability of broadband service.