Program 1.0 Overview

Connecting Michigan Communities (CMIC) Grant Program

  • Program Overview

    The Michigan Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) is providing a grant opportunity to extend broadband service into unserved areas in Michigan. The grant funds are available to projects that demonstrate collaboration to achieve community investment and economic development goals of the area impacted.

CMIC 1.0 Intro

CMIC 1.0

  • CMIC 1.0 Intro

    Pursuant to Public Act 618 of 2018, the Connecting Michigan Communities Grant Program shall award grants to applicants for projects that exclusively extend broadband service into unserved areas in Michigan. “Broadband service” means a retail terrestrial service capable of delivering high-speed internet access at speeds of at least 10 megabits per second downstream and 1 megabit per second upstream. “Unserved area” means either a census block without at least 1 provider providing broadband service within the census block, or a delineated area within a census block without at least 1 provider providing broadband service. Priority shall be given to projects that demonstrate collaboration to achieve community investment and economic development goals of the area impacted, and that are able to demonstrate they have the managerial, financial, and technical ability to build, operate, and manage a broadband network.  All grant project work must be completed by September 30, 2023‚Äč

Program 1.0 Timeline

CMIC 1.0 PROGRAM TIMELINE

  • CMIC 1.0 Grant Timeline
    Public Comment February 4 – 15, 2019
    Application Period July 1 – August 30, 2019
    Initial Award Recommendations Published May 27, 2020
    Comment and Objection Period May 27 - July 27, 2020
    Grant Awards Announced October 8, 2020
    Completion Date of the Project September 2023

     

Program 1.0 Final Awards

CMIC 1.0 Final Grant Awards

CMIC 1.0 Final Grant Awards

As a requirement of Public Act 618 of 2018 – Section 806, at the time an award is given to an applicant, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget shall provide notice on its website of each application receiving funds, including the name of the entity, the amount of funds being received, the broadband speed, and the unserved location indicated by census blocks, or the delineated area within a census block, for which the applicant is receiving the funds.

APPLICANT

PROJECT NAME

GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA

BROADBAND SERVICE SPEEDS

PROJECT TOTAL

GRANT AWARD

Barger Creek Wireless

Connecting Communities in Montmorency and Oscoda Counties

Montmorency, Oscoda

50 Mbps / 30 Mbps

$4,401,301

$3,233,618

Comcast

Armada Township

Macomb

2 Gbps / 2 Gbps

$3,394,420

$3,304,206

LakeNet

Brant Fiber Project

Saginaw, Gratiot

1 Gbps / 100 Mbps

$1,372,537

$959,873

Marq6 Broadband

Delta and Schoolcraft County Broadband

Delta, Schoolcraft

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$913,192

$812,741

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Hillsdale and Lenawee

Hillsdale, Lenawee, Jackson

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$1,066,580

$799,935

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Lenawee, Monroe, and Washtenaw

Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$1,342,744

$1,007,091

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Berrien and Cass

Berrien, Cass

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$547,229

$410,422

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Calhoun

Calhoun

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$368,000

$276,000

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, and Jackson

Calhoun, Eaton, Ingham, Jackson

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$1,043,598.20

$782,699

Mercury Wireless

Mercury Connects Hillsdale

Hillsdale

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

$436,800

$327,600

Program 1.0 Recommendations

INITIAL CMIC 1.0 GRANT AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS

GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA MAP OF PROPOSED PROJECTS

  • Geographic Service Area Map

    Areas shown on the map identify the geographic service area of the proposals included in the initial grant recommendations by census block and do not identify the specific service routes or partial census block areas proposed by these projects.      

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LIST OF CENSUS BLOCKS FOR PROPOSED PROJECTS

Program 1.0 Objection

Questions