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Creating Digitally Connected Communities
Whether you are a member of the public, a researcher, a community-based organization, internet service provider, work in local government or economic development this site has the tools to help you. The Broadband Resource rail is a coordinated effort to encourage the build-out of reliable high-speed internet (broadband) infrastructure and use of broadband-based applications to improve lives around the state’s three grand challenges related to: Economic opportunity, Educational Access and Health and Well-Being.
The Resource Navigator
The Resource Navigator® provides a systematic way to identify and organize community resources into an easy-to-use online database. It simplifies the process of linking clients to the right resource at the right time.
Broadband Funding Toolkit
A Broadband specific toolkit developed by Missouri state agencies for local governments to use in considering investments for their communities with American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA”) local fiscal recovery funding.
The Broadband library contains articles and links to information on broadband infrastructure, digital literacy, and based-applications for your community.
Broadband Planning Story Map
Bringing the benefits of broadband to your community requires planning, perseverance and partnerships. Community needs will vary. Use the guide to help you navigate the journey of bringing broadband to your area.
Newsfeed➜ May 13, 2022 - Internet For All Initiative
➜ Apr 27, 2022 - UM’s Digitally Connected Community Guide tapped for national workshop
➜ April 13, 2022 - Why digital human capital is important in community building
➜ March 11, 2022 - Congress adds historic cyber incident reporting rule to massive $1.5 trillion package
➜ March 10, 2022 - The Pew Charitable Trusts Launches Opportunity Broadband
➜ March 7, 2022 - DED Releases Request for Information to Assess Needs for ARPA-funded Projects Statewide
➜ March 3, 2022 - Missouri receives $42.2 million federal grant through the NTIA’s Broadband Infrastructure Program
➜ February 17, 2022 - ReConnect Application Window Extended
➜ February 16, 2022 - NDIA Announces $10 Million Grant from Google.org to Remove Digital Divide Roadblocks for Rural & Tribal Communities
➜ January 24, 2022 - Governor Parsons ARPA Plan
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