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 2.0 Intro

CMIC 2.0

  • CMIC 2.0 Intro

    Pursuant to Public Act 166 of 2020, the goal of the Connecting Michigan Communities 2.0 Grant is to award grants for projects that exclusively extend broadband service into unserved areas in Michigan.  Applications are to be received through a competitive grant process that is technology neutral and results in awards based on objective and efficient procedures. “Broadband service” means a retail terrestrial service capable of delivering high-speed internet access at speeds of at least 25 megabits per second downstream and 3 megabits per second upstream. “Unserved area” means either a census block lacking access to broadband service from at least one (1) internet service provider, an area lacking access to broadband service from at least one (1) internet service provider according to the most accurate and granular data on the broadband map created by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), or an area delineated through the process established in the enabling legislation without at least one (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, that are able to demonstrate they have the managerial, financial, and technical ability to build, operate, and manage a broadband network, the likelihood the area would not be served without state grant funding, and that the project will serve a larger unserved area or greater number of locations than other proposals.  All grant project work must be completed by September 30, 2025.​

Program 2.0 Timeline

CMIC 2.0 INITIAL GRANT AWARD RECOMMENDATIONS

  • CMIC 2.0 Grant Timeline
    Application Period November 2, 2020, through January 4, 2021​
    Initial Award Recommendations Published March 2021
    Comment and Objection Period March 5 - May 5, 2021
    Grant Awards Announced June 2021
    Completion Date of the Project September 2025

     

CMIC 2.0 Initial Grant Award Recommendations

Award Recommendations

As a requirement of Public Act 166 of 2020 – Section 841, 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 March 5, 2021 through May 5, 2021.

APPLICANT

PROJECT NAME

GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA

PROPOSED BROADBAND SERVICE SPEEDS

Ace Telephone

Mesick Exchange

Wexford

2.4 Gbps/1.2 Gbps

Agri-Valley Services

Gladwin

Gladwin, Clare

50 Mbps/3 Mbps

Air Advantage

Akron

Tuscola

1 Gbps / 1 Gbps

Air Advantage

Deford

Tuscola

1 Gbps / 1 Gbps

Charter Spectrum

Cedar Springs

Kent

940 Mbps /35 Mbps

Charter Spectrum

Dorr

Allegan

940 Mbps/35 Mbps

Charter Spectrum

Durand

Shiawassee

940 Mbps/35 Mbps

Charter Spectrum

Gladwin

Gladwin

940 Mbps/35 Mbps

Charter Spectrum

Hale

Ogemaw

940 Mbps/35 Mbps

Charter Spectrum

Kingsley

Grand Traverse

940 Mbps/35 Mbps

Charter Spectrum

Pellston

Cheboygan

940 Mbps/35 Mbps

Charter Spectrum

West Olive

Ottawa

940 Mbps/35 Mbps

Comcast

Cascade Twp.

Kent

2 Gbps/2 Gbps

Comcast

Grattan Twp.

Kent

2 Gbps/2 Gbps

Comcast

Washtenaw County

Washtenaw

2 Gbps/2 Gbps

Duke Broadband

Cottrellville

St. Clair

1000 Mbps/100 Mbps

Duke Broadband

St. Clair Twp.

St. Clair

1000 Mbps/100 Mbps

LakeNet

Lakefield-Jonesfield

Saginaw

1000 Mbps/500 Mbps

LakeNet

Richland-Jonesfield

Saginaw

1000 Mbps/500 Mbps

Mercury Wireless

Delton

Barry, Kalamazoo

1000 Mbps/500 Mbps

Springport Telephone

Duck Lake and Springport Fiber

Calhoun, Jackson

500 Mbps/500 Mbps

Springport Telephone

Springport to Duck Lake Fiber

Jackson

500 Mbps/500 Mbps

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 ADDRESSES FOR PROPOSED PROJECTS

Program 2.0 Objections

Questions