News Flash

Nevada County News

Posted on: January 22, 2021

County Supervisors Launch $250,000 Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program

Broadband stock photo

Expediting access to the internet for all residents is the goal of the County of Nevada’s “Last-Mile Broadband Grant Program.” With the Board of Supervisors’ allocation of $250,000, County staff, working with the Sierra Business Council, seeks applications from internet service providers to support distance learning, remote working, and tele-medicine. 

“Reliable internet access is critical to our economy. Getting the community connected is a full-court press. With this Last-Mile grant, the 800 new connections out in Peardale, and the new Distance Learning Center & Youth Hub connecting students to the internet at the Fairgrounds, we’re expanding service where it’s most needed,” said Board Chair Dan Miller. 

The “Last-Mile” grant program, which the Board established in 2019, is funded with Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) dollars intended to promote economic development. This will be the second round of “Last-Mile” grants. In April 2020, the Board awarded $52,900 to Exwire, Inc. (now Oasis Broadband) and $124,209 to Nevada County Fiber in the grant’s initial round. Both projects are on schedule to be completed by June. 

“’Last-mile’ refers to the final leg connecting the broadband service provider’s network to the end-use customer’s home. In a rural county like ours, there are significant service gaps, so these funds will be targeted to areas that may be unlikely to receive broadband service without grant funding,” said Steve Monaghan, the County’s Chief Information Officer. 

Applications are due March 1, 2021 at 5:00PM. Award decisions are expected by April 27, 2021. For more information and links to the application guidelines and application form, visit: https://www.mynevadacounty.com/2894/Broadband-Grant-Applications-2021 

Any inquiries regarding this Request for Applications (RFA) can be directed to Kari Sinoff, Project Manager, Sierra Business Council, ksinoff@sierrabusiness.org

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Nevada County News

WM Earth Day

Happy Earth Day from Waste Management

Posted on: April 16, 2021
PDWeekCookies

Keri Klein: Public Defense Week

Posted on: March 19, 2021
EGRESS_INGRESS FIRE SAFETY PROJECT - PW - NewsFlash (1)

Egress/Ingress Fire Safety Project

Posted on: March 1, 2021
iworq

New Service Request Tool Launches

Posted on: February 22, 2021
Dr. Scott Kellarmann

Dr. Scott Kellermann: A Cause for Joy

Posted on: February 5, 2021
Heidi Hall_2021

Message from Chair Heidi Hall for Q4

Posted on: January 14, 2021
Happy Holidays from OES

Holiday Tips from OES

Posted on: December 16, 2020
Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

Take the Energy Action Plan Survey

Posted on: December 11, 2020
Giving Tree

Give a Gift to a Foster Child This Holiday

Posted on: November 23, 2020

Nevada County Receives Three CSAC Awards

Posted on: November 13, 2020

Code Enforcement Week Next Week

Posted on: October 1, 2020
Lets Talk Nevada County Logo Green

Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Posted on: September 9, 2020
PH COVID NewsFlash

Be COVID Safe Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted on: September 4, 2020
CDG20-DigCounties-Winner-Badge-1200x712

Digital Counties Survey – Third Place

Posted on: September 2, 2020
Lets Talk Nevada County Logo Green

Let's Talk, Nevada County!

Posted on: June 19, 2020

Nevada County Testing Site Updates

Posted on: June 12, 2020

Certified Farmers Markets

Posted on: May 8, 2020

National Public Health Week 2020

Posted on: April 17, 2020