Posts Tagged 'Grant Program'

Public Library Capital Grant funding receives cut, but maintains mandate

In Conference Committee, the House version of the Public Library Capital Grant prevailed.  This means that the funded amount for FY 2012 will be reduced from $5 million to $4 million—a 20% reduction that is in line with the 20% reduction to the entire Capital budget.  However, what was more important is that the mandate to include $5 million for this grant in the budget each year was retained.  The mandate was retained largely due to the advocacy efforts of the public library administrators, who demonstrated to legislators the importance of this state funding to leverage local funding and complete library projects.

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Deadline for RUS grant programs extended again

According to broadbandusa.gov:

 “Due to the additional emergency maintenance which was conducted this past weekend, Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is again extending the Public Notice Filing period. The new deadline for existing service providers to file a response to any Public Notice Filing will be Tuesday, May 25th at 12:00pm (noon) CDT. “

RUS Grant Programs’ deadline extended; Webinar PPTs available

Deadline Extended – According to a memo from the Rural Utilities Service (RUS):

 “SUMMARY: Due to emergency maintenance issues on May 14, 2010, the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) is extending, by one day, the deadline for submitting Public Notice Requests (PNRs) on pending applications filed under Second Round Notice of Funds Availability (Second Round NOFA) for the Broadband Initiatives Program (BIP), published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 3820 (January 22, 2010). Such technical issues also affected the application window for satellite, rural library broadband, and technical assistance projects under BIP’s Request for Proposals (RFP), published in the Federal Register at 75 FR 25185 (May 7, 2010). As a result, PNR’s on pending Second Round NOFA applications must be filed by May 24, 2010, at 11:59
p.m. Central Time (CT); and applications for satellite, rural library broadband, and technical assistance projects must be postmarked by June 8, 2010.”

Webinar Powerpoint presentations – The Powerpoint presentations for the webinars on the grant programs are now available at the following links:

Webinars scheduled for Satellite, Rural Library Broadband, and Technical Assistance Grant Programs

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) has scheduled 3 webinars next week to discuss the requirements of each of three programs.  See the links below for fliers with more information.


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