Employee Status Updated 9/22/2020 12:00:00 AM: Normal
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County Broadband

BUS Grant Wireless

On August 12, 2020 the St. Mary's County Public Schools accepted from the Governor’s Office for Rural Broadband and the Department of Housing and Community Development the Broadband for Unserved Students (BUS Grant) in the amount of $101,820 for Wifi Hotspots to serve 580 potential student locations to meet the immediate need for connectivty as soon as possible. This funding opportunity was provided under the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act and combined with an existing ESSER Grant will fund the connectivity to identifed addresses for the entire school year.

BUS Grant Last Mile (Grant Process)

On August 12, 2020 the St. Marys County Public Schools accepted from the Governor’s Office for Rural Broadband and the Department of Housing and Community Development the Broadband for Unserved Students (BUS Grant) for $1,584,000 for the construction costs of Cable Expansions for Rural locations - beyond 300 feet, but less than 1,000 feet to existing cable plant as funding allows. This funding opportunity was provided under the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act.

Middle Mile (Map)

On June 16, 2020 an MOU between St. Mary’s County Government and the St. Mary’s County Health Department was signed authorizing the May 5th CARES Relief Fund Spending Plan to fund $2,563,039 of “middle mile” cable plant expansions at Mt Wolf Road, Rt 236, Trent Hall Rd, Delebrook Rd, Friendship School Rd, Cherryfield Rd, Beachville\Cornfield Harbor Rd, and St Jerome’s Neck Rd. This funding opportunity was provided under the Coronavirus Relief Fund of the CARES Act and the Governor’s Office for Rural Broadband and the Department of Housing and Community Development Pilot Projects for Broadband Expansion Grant.

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