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File #: 20-4005    Version: 1 Name: Connect Illinois Broadband grant
Type: Grant Award Status: Approved
File created: 9/1/2020 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 9/24/2020 Final action: 9/24/2020
Title: PROPOSED GRANT AWARD Department: Department of Highways and Transportation Grantee: John Yonan Grantor: State of Illinois Request: Authorization to accept grant Purpose: The Connect Illinois Broadband grant provides funds to expand broadband in communities with slow or unreliable internet service. Grant Amount: $1,876,580.48 Grant Period: 7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023 Fiscal Impact: (FY2020 $85,725.00), (FY2021 $1,545,810.58), (FY2022 $662,406.00) Accounts: 11000.1490.15050.520180.00000.00000 Concurrences: DBMS has worked with BOT to budget the cash match amount for FY20 and FY21. Summary: The County has been awarded a Connect Illinois Broadband Grant to extend broadband fiber in South Suburban Cook County. The Bureau of Technology applied for the grant in conjunction with the Department of Transportation and Highways. The grant award requires a 55% match commitment from the County, or $2,293,940.58, over three fiscal years as noted above. The proposed fiber expansion p...
Indexes: F. THOMAS LYNCH, Chief Information Officer, Bureau of Technology

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PROPOSED GRANT AWARD

 

Department:  Department of Highways and Transportation

 

Grantee:  John Yonan

 

Grantor:  State of Illinois

 

Request: Authorization to accept grant 

 

Purpose:  The Connect Illinois Broadband grant provides funds to expand broadband in communities with slow or unreliable internet service.

 

Grant Amount:  $1,876,580.48

 

Grant Period:  7/1/2020 - 6/30/2023

 

Fiscal Impact:  (FY2020 $85,725.00), (FY2021 $1,545,810.58), (FY2022 $662,406.00)

 

Accounts: 11000.1490.15050.520180.00000.00000

 

Concurrences:

DBMS has worked with BOT to budget the cash match amount for FY20 and FY21.

 

Summary:  The County has been awarded a Connect Illinois Broadband Grant to extend broadband fiber in South Suburban Cook County. The Bureau of Technology applied for the grant in conjunction with the Department of Transportation and Highways. The grant award requires a 55% match commitment from the County, or $2,293,940.58, over three fiscal years as noted above. The proposed fiber expansion project will provide improved access to reliable high-speed internet for South Suburban Cook County.

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