Preparation

Before applying for an infrastructure grant, ensure understanding of the ConnectMaine Authority Statute and Rules. Communications service providers and community leaders are encouraged to partner on applications. Potential applicants should review the objectives and framework of the grants program, which were developed with stakeholder engagement.

ConnectMaine hosted a workshop for potential applicants (pdf) on January 19. The workshop for potential applicants is a deeper dive into the infrastructure grants program, how to apply. It is intended for those who have a project ready for application, and potential applicants should also review the application materials as well as the objectives and framework of the grants program. The workshop recording (zoom) includes the demonstration of using FiberMap as part of the application process. 

Registration in the Grants Portal (url) will be required to apply. These videos may be helpful for navigating the Grants Portal: