Communications district hires BCRC as grant manager

  By Jim Therrien, Bennington Banner BENNINGTON — The board of the new Southern Vermont Communications Union District met Wednesday to approve a grant management agreement with Bennington County Regional Commission and discussed possible funding sources and an emerging association for CUDs in Vermont. https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/communications-district-hires-bcrc-as-grant-manager,606246?  

June Meeting

Southern Vermont Communications Union District (SoVT CUD) Meeting by Teleconference* 6:00 PM, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:00PM Meeting 1. Call to Order – Start recording 2. Roll Call 3. Conflict of Interest 4. Announcements 5. Public Comments – by teleconference only- instructions below 6. Reports from Officers 7. Accept BCRC Grant Management Agreement a. BCRC…

BIG App Deadlines

The Vermont Department of Public Service has decided to extend the upcoming deadlines for the Broadband Innovation Grant due to COVID-19.  We are hopeful that the added time will allow those towns to apply.  Further extensions to the regular deadline will be considered if warranted. Here are the revised dates: Early Decision Applicants April 9,…

Connectivity and COVID-19

VLCT points to COVID aid that may go to connectivity. From the article: There are federal funds earmarked for increasing access to broadband in the CARES Act. For example,it provides $100 million to the U.S.Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Loan and Grant program to help ensure rural 5| VLCT Weekly Legislative Report April 3, 2020Issue No….