Blandin Foundation submitted in August 2009 an application for federal Broadband Technology Opportunity Program (BTOP) funding. On March 25, 2010, the US Department of Commerce announced that the Blandin Foundation and 19 coalition partners received a $4.7 million grant award on behalf of rural Minnesota communities.
Through this grant, Minnesota Intelligent Rural Communities (MIRC) coalition brings a network of resources and support to rural Minnesota individuals and communities - especially those unemployed and seeking employment, small businesses, coalitions of government entities, and local leaders.
The Coalition would like to thank Atomic Learning for their support of MIRC through free subscriptions to Atomic Training, their online training resource for operating systems and software applications.
Results from our latest survey of rural Minnesotans.
Community broadband project matching grants of $10,000 to $50,000 available. Click here for details.
The Foundation named nine communities as partners in a two-year broadband initiative. Find out which ones, and what they're working on to advance broadband in rural Minnesota.