Michigan's Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) Releases Winning Applicants of Recommended ROBIN Funding
ROBIN Batch 2 Grant Recommendations Released
LEO will be accepting comments and objections to the ROBIN Batch 2 Grant Recommendations through December 21, 2023, at 4 P.M. EST. View the project application by clicking on the project name.
DCS Technology Design plays integral role for 6 counties and 26k+ unserved parcels
The State of Michigan invested the resources provided by the federal Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund into the Realizing Opportunity with Broadband Infrastructure Networks (ROBIN) grant program. With applications opened up in early 2023 for grants to bring high-speed internet access to unserved locations (homes, businesses, and institutions without internet service of at least 100/20 Mbps from at least one internet service provider).
DCS has been working step-by-step to help identify where the unserved locations are, as well as recommendations for both the Internet Service Providers and Municipalities on how to best design the solutions. This includes over 26k homes, over $100M in project investment and $48.9M in Grants awarded.
The initial announcements outlines who the service providers are, as well as where the infrastructure to unserved areas are located. After a rigorous scoring and application process, the news out of the LEO office is an important first step to the end goal, making sure all of the underserved and served.
Read more in the official press release: