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 1.5 Intro

CMIC 1.5

  • CMIC 1.5 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 that 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​

Program 1.5 Timeline

CMIC 1.5 Grant Timeline

  • CMIC 1.5 Grant Timeline
    Public Comment February 4 – 15, 2019
    Application Period July 1 – August 30, 2019
    Initial Award Recommendations Published November 23, 2020
    Comment and Objection Period November 23, 2020 – January 25, 2021
    Grant Awards Announced March 2021
    Completion Date of the Project September 2023

     

Program 1.5 Recommendations

CMIC 1.5 INITIAL GRANT AWARDS

CMIC 1.5 Initial Grant Awards

As a requirement of Public Act 618 of 2018 – Section 806, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget (DTMB) shall make initial grant award recommendations.  Within 30 days after the award recommendations have been made, DTMB shall publish on its website the freedom of information act redacted grant applications, the proposed geographic broadband service area, and the proposed broadband service speeds for each application that receives an award recommendation.  Before granting a final award to any applicant, DTMB shall establish a period of at least 60 days from the date the award recommendations are published on the department’s website, during which time the department will accept comments or objections concerning each application. DTMB shall consider all comments or objections received in deciding whether an applicant is eligible for a grant.  DTMB will be accepting comments and objections to the initial grant award recommendations from November 23, 2020, through Jamuary 25, 2021.

 

APPLICANT

PROJECT NAME

GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA

PROPOSED BROADBAND SERVICE SPEEDS

906 Technologies

Baraga, Houghton

1 Gbps / 1 Gbps

Comcast

Berrien

1000 Mbps / 35 Mbps

Comcast

Berrien

1000 Mbps / 35 Mbps

Comcast

Washtenaw

1000 Mbps / 35 Mbps

Lennon Telephone Company

Shiawassee, Genesee

60 Mbps / 10 Mbps

Mercury Wireless

Branch, Calhoun, Kalamazoo, St Joseph

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

Mercury Wireless

St Joseph

100 Mbps / 20 Mbps

Program 1.5 Objection

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