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CMIC Program 3.0

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Department of Technology, Management and Budget

CMIC Program 3.0

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 3.0

Pursuant to Public Act 166 of 2020, the goal of the Connecting Michigan Communities 3.0 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.

CMIC 3.0 Program Timeline

Application Period September 13, 2021, through November 15, 2021
Initial Award Recommendations Published February 11, 2022
Comment and Objection Period February 11 - April 11, 2022
Grant Awards Announced June 14, 2022
Completion Date of the Project September 2025

 

CMIC 3.0 Final Grant Awards

As a requirement of Public Act 166 of 2020 - Section 841, at the time an award is given to an applicant, the Department of Technology, Management, and Budget shall provide notice to its website of each application receiving a grant, including the name of the entity, the amount of money being received, the broadband speed, and the unserved area for which the applicant is receiving the grant.

APPLICANT

PROJECT NAME

GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA

PROPOSED BROADBAND SERVICE SPEEDS

Project Total

Grant Award

AcenTek

Iron Fish

Manistee

1.0 Gbps/0.2 Gbps

$497,338

$248,669

Duke Broadband

Ira Exchange

St. Clair

1.0 Gbps/0.1 Gbps

$1,342,782

$858,227

Upper Peninsula Telephone Company

Wallace-Carney Exchange

Menominee

1.0 Gbps /1.0 Gbps

$4,338,647

$2,169,323.50

CMIC 3.0 Initial Grant 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 February 11, 2022 through April 11, 2022. View the project application by clicking o the project name.

 

APPLICANT

PROJECT NAME

GEOGRAPHIC SERVICE AREA

PROPOSED MAXIMUM BROADBAND SERVICE SPEEDS

AcenTek

Iron Fish

Manistee

1.0 Gbps / 0.2 Gbps

Duke Broadband

Ira Expansion

St. Clair

1.0 Gbps / 0.1 Gbps

Upper Peninsula Telephone

Wallace-Carney Exchange

Menominee

1.0 Gbps / 1.0 Gbps


Geographic Service Area Map of Proposed Projects

Areas shown on the map identify the geographic service area of the proposals included in the initial grant recommendations by address 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

Comment And Objection to the Initial CMIC 3.0 Grant Award Recommendations

DTMB will be accepting comments and objections to the initial CMIC grant recommendations from February 11, 2022 through April 11, 2022. Please read the Comment and Objection Instructions prior to submitting the Comment and Objection Form to file a comment or objection regarding the initial grant recommendations.

All comments and objection forms must be submitted via email to DTMB-CMICGrant@michigan.gov and must be received by DTMB no later than 4:00PM on Monday, April 11, 2022.  Any materials submitted to DTMB as part of a comment or objection are subject to public disclosure via Freedom of Information Act requests.

CMIC 3.0 Objection and Comment Instructions

CMIC 3.0 Objection and Comment Form

CMIC Comment Objection FAQ