Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program

Final Guidelines Now Available

The Department of Economic Development (DED) has posted the final guidelines for its Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program. The program is funded via the State of Missouri’s share of the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This $265 million program will help communities and providers across the state invest in broadband infrastructure to bring access to unserved and underserved areas through competitive grants.

The Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program’s guidelines were posted in late May and DED accepted public comment from May 31 through June 15. The final guidelines are now available here.

Our next step in this process will be to begin taking applications on, or around, July 15, 2022. Complete information is also available on DED’s ARPA broadband webpage.