“South Dakotans shouldn’t have to choose between the modern economy on one hand and life in their hometown on the other,” said Governor Noem. “In addition to the $25 million in CARES Act funding, we are still working with the legislature to secure an additional $75 million in one-time funding that will bring the total state investment to $100 million. Together with federal and private matching dollars, this will be sufficient to finish connecting our state to high-speed broadband.”
To be eligible, projects must be completed by December 31, 2021. The deadline is 4 p.m. CST, Friday, March 5, 2021.
Applications for projects slated for completion after January 1, 2022, are also invited to apply. The deadline for those applications is 4 p.m. CST, Thursday, May 6, 2021.
Full details, including where to submit completed applications, criteria, award details, and the application itself, can be found on sdgoed.com/public-records/connectsd.