MCA Connect the Ready Application Workshop

October 3, 2022 at 12:00pm1:30pm
Zoom Webinar

Is your municipality or broadband utility district seeking partnerships in its efforts to improve internet connectivity in your community or region? The Maine Connectivity Authority’s Connect the Ready grant program is a great resource to help communities looking to expand broadband service in unserved and underserved areas. Up to $20 million being awarded from applications submitted in early November.

Please join Preti Flaherty Municipal Broadband attorneys Kristin Collins and Cameron Ferrante, who will be joined by MCA's Director of Broadband Impact, Stephenie MacLagan, for an informative webinar on October 3 at 12 pm. They will provide practical advice on structuring a public-private partnership that will meet your community's needs, preparing a successful application, and meeting the Connect the Ready program requirements.

Topics Include

  • Eligibility Requirements
  • Assessing Project Scope and Readiness
  • Preparing an Application
  • Structuring Preliminary Agreements
  • Rallying Community Support in Time
  • Town Meetings and Straw Polls
  • Q&A of Program Guidelines
  • And More . . .

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