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On August 1, Governor Bullock announced the Broadband for Montana Schools Program.  House Bill 390 designated $2 million to boost access to high-speed broadband, giving schools the ability to develop 21st-century classrooms and providing students with more digital learning tools.  The funds will be used as state match to leverage broadbands funds available through the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) E-rate discount program.


Community Development Division (CDD), as the administrator of the Broadband for Montana Schools Program, is happy to announce that we have contracted with seven E-rate consultants to assist schools in the application process to secure the FCC E-rate discount.  CDD will reimburse the consultant up to $5,000 per school to assist your school for services completed for the FCC E-rate application process.  The consultants are eager to assist you in the process.


For more information about the program, a list of the E-rate consultants, and how to apply for the matching funds visit: http://comdev.mt.gov/Programs/Broadband.


Interested K-12 public schools leaders can email staff directly or call 406-841-2770 regarding any questions about the Broadband for Montana Schools Program.
 


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