Eligible applicants will receive a $30 monthly discount on their broadband subscriptions ($75 for households on tribal land) and a one-time $100 discount on a tablet, laptop, or desktop from participating providers.
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DCEO Illinois Office of Broadband
Eligible Applicants: Illinois cities, villages, counties, or multi-county regions
Accelerate Illinois is a non-monetary award program that provides selected communities with intensive technical assistance resources and programming to engage in community broadband planning and capacity building for improved broadband infrastructure. The outcome of the 14-week program will set communities up for success in accessing future funding opportunities.
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Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Eligible Applicants: Incorporated business or partnership, a political subdivision, a nonprofit organization, a cooperative association, or a limited liability corporation organized for the purpose of expanding broadband access
Note: IL Public Schools are eligible but may be encouraged to leverage other sources of funding first
Award Maximum: $10,000,000
This program is meant to support broadband deployment to expand and strengthen existing broadband network infrastructure, health information technology, telemedicine, distance learning, and public safety in Illinois.
A program which allows schools to offer internet to students and teachers at their home, and easily add and take away households on the network as needed.
Eligible Applicants: Parent/guardian of a student enrolled in the National School Lunch Program
Award: 100GB of mobile data/year for five years, mobile hotspot, low-cost devices
Separate program for school administrators – must fill out online form
Illinois Office of Broadband and Illinois Extension partnered for a webinar series to aid community leaders in planning for broadband expansion
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